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:

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When I told Mavis about my amazing encounter in the forest (a wallaroo had emerged from a copse with a flacon of mead, and offered me a sip), she immediately rescinded my top secret clearance, then stripped me of my badge and uniform--leaving me trembling and exposed in the hallway, completely naked save for my beloved "Alf" thong (which, I now realized, was several sizes too small).

 

(by saintdufus)

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Upon discovering that her invitation to Mr. Grove’s party had been rescinded, Isobel found herself feeling only relief, as she had not been looking forward to traipsing through the damp and nettle-infested copse between his estate and hers, nor spending four hours surrounded by Mr. Grove’s eccentric collection of taxidermied wallaroos and flacons filled with questionable substances.

(by Catherine)

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Afraid that he might rescind his offer of matrimony, whispered hastily amid furtive kisses after vespers the night before, she read the note delivered by an odd fellow with a cockatoo perched on his shoulder and immediately followed the directions to walk into the copse behind the church and look for a small box at the foot of the large gum tree, where she found a wallaroo scratching around the base and fidgeting with some shredded paper and a small flacon, until he noticed her and hopped away trailing behind him a scarlet ribbon and the unmistakable scent of Chanel No. 5.

 

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 08, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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