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:


As the 21st century slouched to an end, the mobocracy that ruled in Washington, D.C., still had not captured the attention of the inhabitants of backwoods Maine, where one would not look askance at a moose with an "Ungulates for Obama" bumper sticker remaining on its haunch, and where one could expect a beaver not to regurgitate any party line propoganda, even on a subject as fraught as Corps of Engineers dam-building.

(by ohelbok)



Afraid I might be considered one of them and accosted by government goons, I looked askance at the hulking moose of a man who was regurgitating slogans concocted by the mobocracy occupying the square.

(by wordgirl)


Just as a meerkat may look at a king, so may a mere moose view askance a mobocracy that unthinkingly regurgitates the rabble-rousing calumnies of insurgents.

(by Et Seqq)


It wasn't so much the fact that the town had been taken over by a mobocracy and devolved into chaos and bedlam that worried me, as the unnerving way that moose was regarding me: sort of looking at me askance, as though some dreadful calamity were imminent--and indeed, the next moment the beast pitched forward and regurgitated all over my shoes. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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