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:

4

'Tis a very merry merrythought, was the merry thought that Merry thought merrily, as verily he swallowed the gargantuan wishbone (little knowing that, owing to the knavery of the poultry-peddling poltroon who had sold it to him, 'twould have an emetic effect upon his system, obliging him to purchase a remedy from that selfsame scoundrel).

(by saintdufus)

3

 

The evening started innocently enough, with the breaking of a merrythought by the happy couple and a truly gargantuan feast celebrating their union, but ended disastrously due to the knavery of the jealous best man, who had surreptitiously stirred a powerful emetic into the wine casks. 

(by wordgirl)

2

That knavish fowl's gargantuan merrythought was made dense on the marrow of the poor farmer; his intentions were just as well an emetic to his filial illfortune, and this blasted cock didn't coo to the tune of his generosity, even, laying eggs in his neighbor's yard.

(by Glossolilacs)

1

That gnarly merrybone stuck in his thorax, as emetic as gargantuan, did ruffle his gag reflex till it spattered the spoils of its gastronomic knavery into the opulent crystal basin. 

(by Glossolilacs)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 19, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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