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:

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Betimes, whether it be nubilous or sunny, Wendell Wagstaff of the Western Shire, would wake suffering from a surfeit of silliness and burst forth with levity and song so exuberant as to make the welkin ring.

(by wordgirl)

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'The welkin becomes nubilous betimes my child,'  said the wise old sage, his long grey beard wagging as he nodded his long grey head, ' and 'tis not to be treated with levity lest trouble become of it,' he added as, gazing welkin-ward  and before I could warn him he stepped off the cliff edge and with a cry of 'I told you so-o-o-o!' vanished from my sight; whereupon I turned tail and went home, lesson learned.

(by Queen of East Pond)

1

"There be levity in the nubilous welkin betimes," said Cap'n Hank--and I was so irritated by his typically incomprehensible way of speaking that I'm ashamed to admit I tossed a banana peel under his foot, causing him to do the splits on a plank which lay across an open grave (amazingly, he couldn't get out of that position for seven hours, for some sort of muscular paralysis had evidently set in; at length he rolled into the grave with a moan, but at that point I reached down and helped him out, feeling things had gone too far).

 

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

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