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:


Amidst the rapine, looting, pillaging, and general ruction of the Fardlesbury Riots of 1894, one irenic soul sat peacefully upon a high promontory overlooking Lake Flembard, perusing a chapbook of poetry as he puffed at a pipe filled with what was in those days known as "Hormsley's Extraordinary Tobacco," but would in later times be styled simply doobage.

(by saintdufus)


On the Government's imposition of yet more cuts, and despite ructions in Parliament, there quickly occurred a savage rapine of all the British Library's chapbooks and other literary ephemera, skip loads being dumped off the promontory of Beachy Head, ostensibly in the hope of cushioning the fall of distressed scholars.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 22, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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