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:

5

Wiping a tear from his eye with a dorsal fin, the minnow continued his effusive eulogy for the euthanized sardine, comparing his departed friend to the Aesopian sprat who had tried vainly to act as intermediary in the war between dolphins and whales.

(by ohelbok)

4

There were those who effusively clamored for Snodberg's euthanization on the grounds that his dorsal fin "was an inhuman abomination," but I never agreed with this point of view: to me the fin always carried an Aesopian connotation, a sort of living moral about how humans and porpoises are more closely connected than we've been led to believe, and that if push came to shove, the dolphins would "have our backs." (by saintdufus)

3

 

An effusive eulogy, including an Aesopian tale of comeuppance for the miscreants who attacked it, was offered up for the shark which had to be euthanized after its dorsal fin was whacked off by poachers hired by the soup manufacturing industry.

 

(by wordgirl)

2

"There is no secret handshake among us hunchbacks", said my Asian friend, an exchange student at the University of Notre Dame known as the hunchback of Notre Dame, but when I pointed out that his dorsal condition made any Aesopian communication unnecessary, he burst out laughing and effusively reassured me that there are thousands of hunchbacked youths in Asia but none, to his knowledge, who were ever euthanized. (by Sami)

1

 

Seeking rhinoplasty for my prominent dorsal hump, I found the cosmetic surgeon's effusive recommendation of euthansia disconcerting, for it quite put my nose out of joint that, in his guarded Aesopian allusion to 'a one-way ticket to a Swiss clinic', he apparently considered me to be inoperable.
(by Et Seqq)
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