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:


Jack, that little sprat, has been relegated to the local calaboose after smacking Dr. Vosberg o'er the noggin with a pneumatic tire (though in my opinion the doctor deserved it: for 'twas recently discovered he's been dispensing "pez" in lieu of actual meds--and not even one of the tastier flavors of pez, the friggin' shtutz).


(by saintdufus)



Marshall Blake shouted at his deputy, “You can toss Jake in the calaboose for public drunkenness, and that latest contraption he’s been trying to hawk – some sort of pneumatic sprat – that can be relegated to the circular file, aka the trash bin!”


(by wordgirl)


"That sprat sullied my brand-new pneumatic tea-stirring machine - relegate him to the calaboose at once!" bellowed the enraged Louis XXXVIIII to his gendarmes.

(by Kimberly)
The Quandary for Friday, January 06, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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