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:


There was no apparent heir when good King Egbert died childless, until the castle cook revealed that the orphan boy raised to help in the scullery was actually his bastard son – the true heir apparent-- and that he was well suited for his new station in life having had an aperçu of royal activities from the sidelines; plus, he was a paragon of honest hard work, well versed in the travails of the under classes (whose betterment was a pet project of the late ruler), and had a taste for the piquant dishes preferred by his father.

(by wordgirl)


A routine morning aperçu through newspapers yielded only one article of any piquancy: the piece about a diadem incrusted with a unique paragon pink diamond 'crafted to crown' a certain Middle Age Europe heir apparent at his coronation ceremony; however it was never used, for unknown reasons, and has been 'uncovered' only recently.

(by rochi)


Prince Chang, heir apparent to the Scottish throne, was a paragon of royalty in every way: noble, valiant, wise, prudent, decisive, merciful, possessed of a piquant wit...indeed, he would have made a perfect king, were it not for one glaring abnormality, which even the most mentally-challenged of observers could scarcely fail to perceive at the very first aperçu: Prince Chang was Chinese--and what was more, no one could recall how he'd wound up in the Scottish royal family.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, April 16, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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