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:


"Unless I am very much mistaken, Your Lordship," said I, to that cymotrichous scoundrel the Duke of Marshberry, "it is consuetudinary to disburse these particular monies unto the peasantry, doling them out in tranches as 'twere; and indeed, 'tis this very course of action I obtest thee to take, good sir, lest the common herd, bereft of bread and lozenges, rise up against thee like an unkempt storm, and break upon thee like a noisome wave, and o'erwhelm thee." (by saintdufus)



Jane arrived with her cap askew and her cymotrichous locks blown about from her long trek across the windswept moor, for she knew no other way to help support her widowed mother and younger brothers, having gone into service herself at another great house to ease the their financial burden, and so had come to obtest that the remaining members of the family who still owned the lands where she was born provide a small tranche from the consuetudinary fund set aside by the late master for servants who had retired – for after all, her late father had served the family well for many years.


(by wordgirl)


It really was quite the bloody good show we had at the pool, chaps: Old Ferguson here tried to bring his pet walrus down to swim, but the man in charge would have none of it, even after he obtested and obtested the man stood firm that to bring such an animal was not consuetudinary and could not be permitted, a statement which of course drove Fergie into a rage, spitting at the man and tearing at his cymotrichous scalp, all while the walrus itself kept surreptitiously trying to eat the toy fish brought by a one of the youngsters, an action which was noticed by Fergie, who tried to stop the lubrugious creature from continuing; of course such an action against such a creature is unwise, and the mighty flipper-action from the walrus propelled Fergie straight into the tranche reserved for small children and their mothers, a wonderfully embarassing sight if I do say so myself.

(by MrXerox)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 10, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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