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:



Deciding she had met yet another clootie in human guise during a disastrous face-to-face meeting after an intense internet romance, she dabbed at her eyes and slouched toward her sepulchral abode to encapsulate herself in a dark-hued pile of quilts and wake up again wondering if she should reconsider her current nom de Web of DeathStalker.

(by wordgirl)


For some time now, I have suspected that the anonymous blogger who signs his posts with the nom-de-Web "Clootie" (and whose utterances, if I may encapsulate them, bear a distinctly "sepulchral" savor, harking often to ghastly funereal tropes and themes of death and the grave) might well be none other than old "Scratch" himself, that wicked arch-fiend, foisting his vile contagion on humanity in a new guise. (by saintdufus)


His sepulchral voice, which I had come to dread, booming through the castle library, my master deemed my efforts at blogging unworthy, saying "I can encapsulate your stupidity, you litlle clootie, in the fact that you took 'beelzebubsminion' as your nom de Web!"

(by ohelbok)


As for my spiffing new nom de Web - Young Nick -  I blame old Clootie himself for breathing sulphurically in my left ear: 'Why not go for a truly sepulchral net identity that encapsulates all your manifold fiendishnesses, such as 'Diabolist' or 'Necromancer'?'

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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