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:

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In demarcating my three pet pugs (Gandalf the Grey, Joey Buttafuoco, and Oprah), I would say Oprah tends to be the cleverest and most adroit; Joey Buttafuoco takes the lengthiest siestas; and Gandalf the Grey is the best defense against a Balrog of Morgoth. (by saintdufus)

3

 

My pug Max became quite adroit at demarcating his territory with tiny pugmarks along the pathways and by lifting his leg to all the nearby trees and bushes, so imagine his surprise when he awoke from a siesta in his favorite shade dappled spot under the oak tree to find an extremely large cat staring down at him.

 

(by wordgirl)

2

When the seductive spy Mata Hari first moved into her holiday villa next door to that of Mr. Milquetoast, she was at first impressed by her neighbor's diffident manners and adroit way of helping her with various minor household repairs, but she realized it would be advisable to demarcate boundaries between her life and his when she discovered him pugging squirrel tracks beneath her window at 3 a.m., and when she awoke cranky from her postprandial siesta to find him sitting in the lawnchair next to her hammock, with no better response to her evident ire than "What's the matter, Mata?" (by Winter Maiden)

1

After finishing his task adroitly--thoroughly blending the clay in the pug mill and then ‘wedging’ by hand to remove any trapped air bubbles in the finished pottery wares--he took a short siesta, stretching himself out besides the inner side of the fence that demarcated the land of the two brothers.

(by jayved)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 24, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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