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:


After being becalmed far too long in the Doldrums, the Saint Dufus set sail with all aboard in a jolly mood,  knowing that soon there would be a spectacular picaresque rendezvous, not a simple whalers’ gam, but a grand meeting of buccaneers, a time worthy of swabbing, scouring, scraping, and painting  from crow’s nest to scuppers, a date for which their lady should be caparisoned in her finest, and the Cap’n also decked out from head to toe, from the finest ostrich plumes in his hat to the shining brass popliteal ornament for his ebony peg leg.

(by wordgirl)


A picaresque comedian, who resembled Ignatius J. Reilly, delivered his scuppering punchline and, lavished in roaring laughter gave up stage to a lean small caparisoned woman, whose long strass dress covered her knee brace - Stephany was back prematurely after a popliteal surgery. 

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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