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:



On the way to the dedication ceremony for the new wetlands preserve, Dr. Goodhart no longer had to bump along the old corniche road because a two-lane highway had been built for the restoration crew, and for the ecotourists to come, but with that daunting task now behind him, his lower lip began to quiver and he began to mewl softly at the thought of the looming catch-22 which would import cash-paying people into a desolate spot in order to preserve wilderness.

(by wordgirl)



The woman began to mewl softly behind the wheel of the Chevy as they drove slowly along the corniche in the gathering gloom of the approaching storm, but Bobby knew that she was daunted by his sudden appearance and more afraid of him and the gun pointed at her head than she was of the weather and the precarious driving conditions as they approached the spot where her late brother had stashed their haul from the bank robbery; however, one catch-22 suddenly dawned upon him – if he eliminated this one witness by tossing her off the cliff into the sea as planned, he would not be able to find his way back into town to make good his escape.

(by wordgirl)


At full speed along the new corniche he ignored the seascape and tried to keep himself from mewling and sobbing, daunted by the catch-22 that fate had seemingly trapped him in. 

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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