Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Mehmet St. Charles Squidman was outraged when he found out that his pet bunny had been eaten by the pointy-toothed cannibal rabbit belonging to his seaside neighbor, Bob; two weeks later Bob's bunny disappeared and Dr. Squidman appeared shortly afterward with a new pair of furry gloves, but little did he know that his wife Cleopatra, president of the local chapter of PETA, would be disgusted at the sight of bunny gloves, and that Bob had had his eye on her for a while; in the middle of the night, Cleopatra ran away and moved in with Bob; Dr. Squidman, a part-time mad scientist, now went completely around the bend, cranked up his weather machine, and raised a hurricane to obliterate Bob's house, not realizing that, while Bob's house was built--according to sound principles of littoral architecture--on stilts above the tideline, his own house was not and was washed into the sea; Squidman called "Touché, my good neighbor, I give up," and the three of them sat down to a kitchen supper served on paper plates.

(by The Word Pandas)

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Jason felt as if he’d spent his whole life apologizing and making up to his brother, who always took everything he said so literally and never appreciated his wry remarks as humorous, but now it was time to make amends and obliterate those bad feelings from the past, so he invited Josh over for a kitchen supper at his cabin, which he had built on the edge of the lake where they had happily spent each summer playing and swimming as children, and when he asked Josh what he thought of the setting, his brother quickly replied, “Jason, how can you be so littoral? Jason felt as if he’d spent his whole life apologizing and making up to his brother, who always took everything he said so literally and never appreciated his wry remarks as humorous, but now it was time to make amends and obliterate those bad feelings from the past, so he invited Josh over for a kitchen supper at his cabin, which he had built on the edge of the lake where they had happily spent each summer playing and swimming as children, and when he asked Josh what he thought of the setting, his brother quickly replied, “Jason, how can you be so littoral? -- Touche!".

(by wordgirl)

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  Mrs Carolinda Townbottom  had spent a blissful afternoon preparing a kitchen supper of bacon and mushrooms with crusty farmhouse bread to be served with Yorkshire tea in  the littoral setting of East Pond when, just as she had laid the picnic table there came the familiar and dread cry of ‘Touche!’ as the now infamous  Fezzik the fantastic  flying  talking squirrel appeared from out of a seemingly empty landscape to land with a crash in the midst of the platter of food, obliterating not only the supper, but--most heinous crime of all—also upsetting the tea all over her new frock, and ‘tis said that the poor woman has never recovered from the shock; taking refuge in a ruined castle where she spends her days  composing  vitriolic and threatening letters to the Flying Squirrel Preservation Society, for which she has appeared in Court several times.

(by Queen of East Pond)

1

"Touche was also on the word list yesterday," observed Fyodor, as he proceeded to obliterate the fricaseed nautilus which made up the main course of that evening's kitchen supper (the chambered mollusk--and several of its equally unfortunate brothers--had kindly washed up on the beach that afternoon, along with the flotsam, the jetsam, and the other littoral detritus, and been gathered up by Ol' One-Eyed Hank, who first cast a spell on 'em, and then fricaseed 'em in cilantro butter).

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 28, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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