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:


"Recommend thyself to God!" cried the doughty knight-errant, after a quixotic pleonasm about beautiful maidens and redressed wrongs, "for the devil will fain feast on your piebald conscience-- unless that slinky-dressed moron over there with the neon kitten-heels stops ruining the cut and gets off the set!" (Never hire Christian Bale!)

(by Martin)


Doughty were the warriors, though shod in kitten-heels, who sallied forth that fateful day on dappled piebald yaks (if you'll pardon the pleonasm) to redeem their country's honor. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 18, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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