Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Kornhoer the Extreme was the most eccentric man I ever knew: by trade a gerontologist, his real passion was for the intricate world of xylography, and each day at the stroke of Twilight he would mount his unwieldy penny farthing (blissfully ignorant of the gaping stares this drew from the Younglings) and weave his eccentric way amidst the legions of Segways which clogged the Seventeenth Circuit in those days ("an aberration riding upon an anachronism wrapped in an anomaly," Ferrous Hudsucker was heard to quip about this behavior, at more than one Conclave of the Dissonant Convergence); and 'twas believed, among a secret few of us, that in these nocturnal excursions Kornhoer was seeking nothing less than the very Outrance itself, that fabled egress rumored to lie concealed somewhere among the Outer Extremities (for to Kornhoer's mind all things revolved around the notion of Extremity), and through which, legends whispered, one might hope to elude e'en the hypervigilant Eyes themselves, and voyage furtively back to the Realm of Four Dimensions, penetrating e'en unto the Ancient Halls, and thence mayhap to the Wood Between the Worlds, yea, or e'en the Source itself.

 

(by saintdufus)

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In looking for factors leading to a long and healthy life, experts in gerontology would do well to study the habits of Ambrose Woodman, a master of xylography who reached the outrance of human longevity, riding his penny farthing around town until he was 110 years old. 

(by wordgirl)
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