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:


As Herman brushed his teeth a gedankenexperiment to save endangered species of whales took form in his mind and led him into a reverie about a magical hamiform device which could harmlessly hook each whale and lift it onto a specially designed ship which would transport  it to a designated safe zone, but this great plan suddenly became nugatory as the astringent mouth wash hit his palate and jolted him from his daydream.

(by wordgirl)


Dr. Fecker's gedankenexperiment was a brilliant conception: it involved dunking his hamiform schnozz into a vat of nougat owned by rocker Ted Nugent, and then vigorously inhaling the astringent confection (Fecker's hypothesis was that the candy would prove to be of little consequence, or as he put it: "Nugent's nougat will be nugatory").


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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