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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Dr. Cabra was often referred to as “the old goat”, not because he was Professor Emeritus, but because he had the hircine habit of eating obscene quantities of the muck served up at meal time by the campus food service, and was also notorious for writing an apologia on nearly any topic, based on minimal empirical information , and presenting such during interminable lectures where he also promoted the latest paraphernalia seen and purchased from late-night infomercials, leading to the popular title for his course, “Garbage in, garbage out.”.

(by wordgirl)


In Fredegar Malfoy Turducken's thought-provoking apologia A Defense of Hircine Cloning, Based on a Rigorous Examination of the Extant Empirical Data and Fervent Prayer and Sacrifice to Odin, the scientist presents a radical new approach to cloning goats, based on gathering together various mythological artifacts and paraphernalia "from the four winds" and then carrying out certain pagan incantations and rites on a Norwegian altar.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 26, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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