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:


Her punctiliousness in matters of dress was born more from her fear of being heckled by an imagined peanut gallery than from any true love of fashion or fabric, and her wardrobe—all six-hundred square feet of it—was a necropolis of items abandonded for some small imperfection.

(by Rudi)


Passing through the magic wardrobe, I found myself, not in Narnia as I'd hoped, but in some god-forsaken necropolis, where the only living creature was a satyr named Frumnus, who heckled me punctiliously from the peanut-gallery, shouting "Welcome to the City o' Death, ya hapless wanderin' bastard--sorry if it ain't what ya hoped!" and then roaring with sadistic laughter.

(by saintdufus)


The gratuitous disparagement of my going away wardrobe by a bunch of geriatric hicks in the peanut gallery of this rest home is as naught to me, for I have been punctilious in ensuring that my cerements are haute couture, as befits interment in the better class of necropolis.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, September 16, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7876 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.