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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'Tis a purely stochastic consideration, calculating the probability that some flightless bird (likely a chicken, though other alate species may also qualify) might bolt, panicked and squawking, across this layer of graupel here, and on up into those foothills, where 'tis said the trolls abide (and woe unto the chicken-hearted that stray into those troll-infested hills).

 

(by saintdufus)

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This icy Halloween was a bad time to be alate, particularly for a chicken-hearted trick-or-treater like Jenny, who passed the evening in a futile effort to shield her angel's wings from the graupel's stochastic assault.

(by Rudi)

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Even though he was born alate, he was still chicken-hearted when it came to flying, and any stochastic element, such as a weather report predicting a bit of graupel, could keep him solidly planted on the ground.

 

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 17, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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