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 traitor among those attending the Castle Conversaziones to discuss a missile guidance system designed to destroy enemy outposts across the Pyrenees was revealed when Madame Latrine, nee Bittore Etcheverry (daughter of the Basque separatist leader), climbed up into the barbican and did her veriest to overcome the sentinel and turn his automatic weapon on the gathered crowd of scientists.


(by wordgirl)



As the guards in the barbican chattered about gothic castle design, much like guests at an architectural conversazione, Countess Gloriana Barefoot (nee Deathbringer) stormed through the fortifications of her estranged husband's estate, vowing to transform him into the veriest of cadavers.

(by Rudi)


Trudy Fruckman (nee Huffheim) was the veriest conversationalist I ever knew: she could chit-chat on any subject, at any time, in any place, and was as apt to arrange a tête-à-tête atop the barbican of some Slavonian castle as she was to engage you in a conversazione in a Belfast pub.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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