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:


Although it seemed he was merely a crapehanger and not interested in the usual monkey antics, the other primates in the laboratory colony quietly discriminated against Les because he was amalgamated from the DNA of different species, and they refused to sit and pick the lice from his fur, leaving him pediculous with plump ectoparasites that were easily prehensible.

(by wordgirl)


"I am sorry but I cannot amalgamate my future with yours"' Angelina said to me after I asked her to marry me, "you are a crapehanger and a curmudgeon, and you keep company with this prehensile monkey which is always grabbing me everywhere", but I protested that she was a shameless  moodist and lewdist, someone who discriminates against moody people and lewd monkeys. (by Sami)


At Amalgamated Crapehangers, Inc., what we've done is we've merged, combined, blended, and joined together gloomy people and pessimists from all over the world into one vast, sullen community of sourpusses and downers; we don't discriminate based on the type of negativity you practice (be it gloom & doom, raining on parades, glass half-empty, always looking on the dark side, being a Debbie Downer, etc.); and if your crummy attitude stems from some physical deformity (such as a prehensile tail, for instance--or for that matter a prehensible one), we don't count that against you either: on the contrary, that just reinforces our credo, which is You have a right to be depressed.

(by saintdufus)



Shambling in like some wan, hapless crapehanger out of Gormenghast, the mortuary technician did not discriminate between the quick and the dead, but glumly shook hands with mourners and corpse alike, the distinction apparently not prehensible to one who was himself an eclectic, Frankensteinian amalgamation of revivified organs.
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, November 04, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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