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:


At our graduation at the school of architecture, our normally canny valedictorian went out on a limb and peppered his apopemptic speech with words that start with the prefix archi, but the applause was less than thunderous when he declared: “Architects, whether you end up as a giant or as an architeuthis of our profession, whether you build for an archiepiscopal or an archiannelid, always remember that your collective work, this expansive archipelago of structures spread around the globe, will be dutifully archived under these pointed arches here by our arch-librarian, the woman we all love and know as Doreen the Librarian.”

(by Sami)


Resisting the urge to deliver a thunderour apopemptic oration upon leaving the science building for the last time, the canny Jeremy contented himself with setting fire to his organic chemistry textbook, a tome by now sufficiently saturated with volatile solvents that the conflagration was impressive indeed, and an archipelago of worried faces appeared in the windows of the administration building across the way.

(by Amalia)


Sweeping his arms about him to take in all of the emerald-green islands within sight In his apopemptic speech before weighing anchor, the canny imperialist Captain Cook described for the natives the great wealth that would come their way once the trade routes converged on their archipelago, and the "Endeavour" sailed off to thunderous applause.

(by ohelbok)
The Quandary for Monday, November 07, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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