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:

4

Ethelbert was a child prodigy and showed his intelligence from an early age, as in naming body parts, where he would not settle for “ear”, but pointed out tragus, pinna, and external os, and no neighing and mooing, or horsies and doggies for him, but various sorts of ungulates, such as equines and bovines, plus the specific breeds of many canines and felines, and his early macaronic speech sorted itself out into English, Spanish, French, and Esperanto, which he used to describe the bonanza of candy he discovered inside the plastic ovaloids he found on Easter morning.

(by wordgirl)

3

The babel fish is known for its macaronic skills, which amongst a veritable bonanza of gifts were bestowed upon it by the great, and extremely vain, ungulate god Sidney the Centaur, who in days of old roamed this fair land, with rings on his fingers; garlands around his neck; and a bell dangling from each tragus to warn of his approach.

(by Queen of East Pond)

2

When I first met Mr. Tumnus (just beyond the furthest extremity of the wardrobe, where a lamp-post illuminated a clearing in the snowy woods), it was clear to me from the ungulate feet, hircine tragus, and linguistic macaronicity that the creature was nothing less than that mythological marvel known as the faun; and recognizing what a fantastic bonanza this represented for me, I lost no time in luring the beast, by means of Turkish Delight, back through the wardrobe and into my realm.

 

(by saintdufus)

1

The blurb looked like something taken off Quadrivial Quandary:"This little book is a real bonanza of macaronic knowledge, with a distinct, almost ungulate galloping pace, and a shocking, ripping-tragus-off-your-deaf-ear honesty".

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 12, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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