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:



While the police station burned rutilant against the moonless night sky, the phillumenist pondered why the sheriff had come to his home to arrogate his whole collection of matches and incendiary devices as “evidence” and why the young man in custody with him wanted to bump fists and “give props” to the man who had “roasted those pigs”.


(by wordgirl)


I had to give Gildenschnozz his props: for a 33rd-degree Grandmaster Phillumenist with a truly sad collection of (mostly arrogated) match-related paraphernalia, he did actually possess one redeeming trait: his rutilant proboscis, which glowed with a ruddy golden light when Orcs were approaching (never mind the fact that there was no such thing as an Orc, and therefore this skill had no use: just the fact that it existed was reason enough to follow the man into battle).


(by saintdufus)


Herbert von Schnezzling, renowned phillumenist, sat at his desk in the rutilant gloaming of a gentle autumn evening,  gazing with less than his usual pleasure at his collection of matchboxes, having heard how his bitter rival in the matchbox world, Oscar Thrippstick, had plagiarised  his essay on Matchboxes I Have Known, Loved and Lost , thereby arrogating to himself the props that was rightly von Schnezzling’s.

(by Queen of East Pond)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 07, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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