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:



Every summer, the townsfolk would gather at the great estate for a celebration of the arts, which always included a tour of Lord Wemberly’s collection of chiaroscuro masterpieces, various musical divertissements in song and dance, with the Lady Anne’s long, lovely digits volant on the keyboard of the pianoforte accompaniments, and the ever amusing performance of Miss Kisbut the spinster seamstress who would adulate in sotto voce prior to the beginning of each segment, which – without fail – would result in someone from the audience falling off the edge of her chair as she leaned forward to listen.

(by wordgirl)


I'd planned it out to be the art heist of the century: posing as a ballet dancer in a ridiculously tight leotard, my idea was to do a volant pirouette through the impressionist wing, tucking choice specimens under my arm as I went; then a beautiful divertissement through the chiaroscuro gallery, filching the finest works as dazzled patrons looked on in fawning adulation; and finally several high leaps through a patch of Van Goghs, culminating in a flying lunge through a window and out into an alley, where my getaway vehicle (a garbage truck--the last thing they'd expect) waited to speed me on my way to a multi-quillion dollar lifestyle.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, June 18, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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