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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The dowager countess tried to warn her grandson Robin, a daredevil hang glider, about the folly of his ways by citing the essays of various modern writers from Chaucer to Joyce, annis Domini 1360 to 1930 or so, who were more interested in morality and ethics than actual danger to one’s person when they wrote about the ancient Greek tale of Icarus and his flight from King Minos’ castle in Crete; however, the reducto ad absurdum of man’s attempts to soar and volplane with the birds because he had feathers was apt, since Robin had deconstructed his attempt to fly from using a horizontal sail device down to holding bunches of feathers in each hand as he jumped off a bluff.

 

(by wordgirl)

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During what is now commonly referred to as the Age of Flocculence (annis Domini 1947-53), the empress dowager could frequently be seen hangliding over Fontelbard and the outlying regions, honing her debating skills, which were without equal; and it was not an uncommon sight for her to come volplaning in from above, putting the final touches on some straw man fallacy or reductio ad absurdum ere skidding to a landing atop the royal palace.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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