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:


It was winter’s end in the valley, the nearly vernal sun warm in a pale blue sky, rays shining unbolted through the leafless trees, and the enceinte buds, with receptacles swelling, lending forethoughtful hope that spring was soon to arrive.

(by Catherine)



Thank the gods, her father had been forethoughtful enough to put aside many bushels of unbolted meal that had not yet been sifted for the king’s kitchen, in case the winter was longer than usual, but now the early signs of spring were appearing on the hillsides as the snow melted – vernal pools and crocuses, and the villagers were still locked up safe on the castle grounds, behind the enceinte, the tall towers, and the moat, and unable to return to their fields to begin the spring plowing and planting.

(by wordgirl)


It was spring, and hordes of pregnant girls were out in force, swarming the countryside, flinging unbolted flour into the startled faces of lovestruck swains, then darting away as the young men laughed and gave chase, lustily pursuing the bloated maidens--only to stop short a few moments later, and scratch their heads, realizing these weren't necessarily women they wanted to catch: they were enceinte, and all-too-likely married to other men; and as this forethoughtful awareness dawned in their rustic minds, the vernal fire that had sprung to life in their loins at the first giddy impact of white dust in their eyes gradually cooled, giving way to more sober and restrained thoughts, such as "Why are their hordes of pregnant women swarming the countryside?"


(by saintdufus)


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s compromise with forethoughtfulness in failing to repair her image of an arrogant leader who created an enceinte around her from the public touch only unbolted a strong sense of anti-incumbency that brought the vernal in the hopes of the opposition’s camp.

(by jayved)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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