Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


In Slartibartfast Butterbur's perspicuous metaphrastic retelling of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, Dopey's mettle is finally put to the test by the Evil Queen, who goads the large-eared dullard into "whacking" Grumpy--a radical septimation, which alters the tale for the better: for by means of this convenient device, a cranky little bastard is efficiently eliminated.

(by saintdufus)



'Perhaps what you're really trying once again to retrieve,' concluded metaphrastically the shrink in heavy lidded response to my unperspicuous blathering, 'is that long-repressed memory of when, back in 1958, your local fleapit substituted 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness' in place of 'The Seventh Seal', and you failed to show your mettle by taking them to task for such flagrant septimation'.
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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