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:


Rory Gobsmack Duckworth-Suggins, senior partner at the law firm Suggins, Suggins, Suggins, Duckworth, Suggins, and Duckworth-Suggins, was a punctilious man, given to contemplating his qualia beside purling rills of silver and  green that wound their way amidst a slew of Crotchberry bushes down on Eldritch Cleaver Boulevard, their naughty baccate fruit glistening like engorged Junebugs in the halcyon peanutty goodness o' summer.


(by saintdufus)


Madame Defarge needed to be punctilious in her work – knitting and purling rapidly in exactly the right sequence, using a slew of stitches to create her coded list of names, the qualia of the knitted structure being such that a pattern could be created which she, or anyone else who understood the cipher, could read back later, but an even greater mystery to the untrained eye than a message written with letters of the alphabet.

(by wordgirl)


There was something quaint, and deeply endearing, in Wilma's devotion to a slew of old-fashioned customs, for example her punctilious purling by hand of all our linen, but after a few years of this, the lure of a faster modern life overcame my attachment to her and created in me a qualia akin to suffocation, and I ran away forever.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, July 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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