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:



“I’m sick and tired of walking past those outstretched hands and that singsong cant, and that place is moschate and muddy”, said Mayor I.M Rich, as he began to oppugn the presence of a homeless encampment downtown, and his rant brought color to his cheeks – usually a sign of good perfusion, making him seem hale and hearty, despite the fact that he had just been warned by his physician to give up cigarettes because of the terrible damage wreaked on his circulation from several decades of smoking.

(by wordgirl)


Asking me to calm down, he pointed towards that moschate, redolent drug bottle and informed us, the nurses, in cant whispers, that in order to oppugn and prevail over the patients' aggressive and stubborn denials to take oral medicine, perfusion was the only way forward.

(by jayved)


I figured the moschate smell in the belfry had something to do with the perfusion Dr. Smucker had just performed on Frumpkin--performed, as it turns out, on the very same slab of canted limestone which, three centuries earlier, Sagamore John himself had stood upon, holding aloft a string of magic beads as a foolish frontiersman named Erasmus Nardwick oppugned the sachem, and so brought down upon his head the wrath of Prig-panoolkus, the beaver god.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 22, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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