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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Expecting a harrowing encounter with a thick-armed bodybuilder, Officer Peters--responding to a 911 call from Vitamin Warehouse--was relieved at the sight of a slimsy yegg helping himself to free samples from the argosy of muscle enhancing supplements on display.

(by Rudi)

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The argosy was returning to Spain from Mexico with a cargo of New World gold and silver, but on the voyage across the Caribbean they were harrowed by several privateers working in tandem, and eventually boarded, causing great anguish to the Captain when he realized that even his personal safe was not secure after a yegg disembarked from one of the smaller vessels and immediately set to opening the heavy metal box as if it were a slimsy paper carton. 

(by wordgirl)

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"That slimsy yegg is harrowing that argosy," observed Norcroft the Solitary--and 'twas immediately apparent that the hunchbacked wizard spoke these words, not so much because they were true, nor because they offered any particular value or benefit to any hearer, nor indeed for any other reason than this: because he knew, down in the deepest and most secret chambers of his heart (I'm talking aortas here), that no one was actually watching at that moment; that no one was listening; in a word, that no one could stop him from doing 't--for 'twas well-known in those days that the Meeting of the Four Ways had become a ghost town, a haunt of tapirs and mallards and furtive muskrats and baby armadillos; Norcroft had the run of the place, and could do and say whate'er he wished, without fear of reprisal--and what was more, he knew 't.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, January 23, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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