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:


The scrobiculate nature of this sleeping giant's furrowed brow bespeaks the cumulative effect of long years of fervent study, in a pansophical quest for wisdom by no means typical of his dull-witted kind, I thought to myself with momentary fascination, as I prepared to creep beneath the creature's monstrous loincloth and fasten the alarm clock to his epic yarbles (curse my ill luck: I'd drawn the short straw, and now had to bell the cat).


(by saintdufus)



The rebel mission “Bell the Cat” -- to seize control of the airwaves and shift the national pansophy from worship of the royals to a citizen-centered mindset -- began with a plan to drill a tunnel under the high wall surrounding the central city with an ingenious scrobiculate device and to cumulate the rock and earth from those efforts in an abandoned underground subway station.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, November 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7869 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.