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:

6

 

In this chapter, Hagrid the loyal hirsute lummox, armed with his magical bumbershoot, will lumber into the fray against the nigh mobocracy of the Death Eaters, the followers of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

(by wordgirl)

5

"That insufferable bumbershoot-toting lummox Crabalocker came perilously nigh to inciting the mobocracy again this morning," said Lord Fröbish to his pet cowfish Mordred, who promptly ejected a tiny geyser of water from his mouth as if to say, "You don't say so--pray continue!" (by saintdufus)

4

Before he stepped out into the London rain, my boss the stockbroker opened his bumbershoot and, looking pensive, said to me, "Occupy the City has me worried, my boy, and I fear the rule of the mobocracy has drawn nigh -- but you're not even paying attention, you lummox, so just open the door for me and wish me good day."

(by ohelbok)

3

Alas, the time of mobocartic rule lies in the past, and the lone lummox leading now has banned all bumbershoots, even as the rains draw nigh!

(by BitRoyal)

2

The revolutionaries had lofty ideals but their leader was a lummox so flummoxed by philosophical absurdities, like for example why does it only rain when one has left one's bumbershoot at home, that dreams of a generation gave way to the fear that mobocracy and chaos were nigh. (by Sami)

1

'You dozy lummox,' he exclaimed, 'why can't you grasp that the age of mobocracy draws nigh, and that you'll be needing more than a city gent's furled bumbershoot to protect you from the slings and arrows of an outraged proletariat?'

(by Et Seqq)
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