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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When I was in fourth grade, my favorite weekend activity was a visit to the seaside to ride on the old carousel made up of a menagerie of creatures: prancing horses, modern jungle beasts, and animals from the past – like a saber-tooth tiger, a triceratops, and a stegosaurus with its pointy thagomizer tail, and I could stay there for hours, going up and down while reaching for the brass ring to win a prize, or sitting quietly on one of the stationary creatures while reading from my favorite chrestomathy of tales about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

(by wordgirl)

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Having flipped through Nordbook's Chrestomathy of Dinosaur Anecdotes, I felt inspired to make a grab for the brass ring; so, leaping o'er the enclosure into the forbidden menagerie, I made straight for the stegosaurus pen, threw open the massive door, leaped full upon the great beast's thagomizer, and wrestled it with might and main until, twenty-seven compound fractures and a hernia later, I was finally hurled violently into the wall with a sickening crunch, at which point everything went sort of chartreuse.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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