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:


If I appear to take a jaundiced view of the hero's picaresque adventures as a carefree vagabond strolling through a picture-book Cockaigne of milk and honey, it is because this sunny microcosm bears no relation whatsoever to the harsh realities of job-seeking amidst northern industrial dereliction.

(by Et Seqq)



Superman looked with a jaundiced eye at the microcosm he had created, the Cockaigne in a bottle, and considered dark thoughts of mass destruction, the kryptonite having transformed his mind and mien into something more picaresque than noble.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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