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:

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Call it beginner's luck if you will, but in my view 'twas the wife-beating question "Are you still so blind that you cannot smell the gaping hole in the underwear of your argument?" which (despite the blind/smell catachresis) tipped the debate in Lord Hornberry's favor, and sent the baffled Smetnick plummeting into the humliating perdition of defeat.

(by saintdufus)

3

 

Would the panda be doomed to perdition for the wife-beating question of unproven guilt for holding the smoking gun, or would he be saved by beginner’s luck if the new editor removed a comma, so that the Chinese mammal “eats (delete comma) shoots and leaves”?

(by wordgirl)

2

Of course I must acknowledge that as a chess master he beat me hollow, and that I did not enjoy any beginner's luck; but when I was slow to accept stalemate and he demanded to know why I was choosing to language in a perdition of my own making I was torn between first rebuking him for coming out with such a blatant wife-beating question or for his gratifyingly illiterate catachresis.

(by Et Seqq)

1

Although Quintus usually counted on beginner's luck when trying out a new skill, he suffered a defeat when taking on rhetoric and in fact found himself senteneced to eternal perdition after taking on "the wife-beating question" and through an uncharacteristic catachresis when giving an example referred to his own long-suffering (and thus hard-drinking) wife as his "souse."

(by ohelbok)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 27, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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