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:


He is something of a lulu, my uncle, ever cultivating eccentricities from bygone times and places, and in summers I can often find him resting against the bole of the knotted oak in the yard, tugging at his dundreary whiskers as he malleates his latest idea into actionable form.

(by mylittleredgirl)



Cecil B. Chamberpott was used to having the finest workmanship for his home and person, from the sitting room furniture fashioned from teak boles logged and hauled by man and elephant in Burma, to jewelry malleated by his personal goldsmith using nuggets shipped from San Francisco, and his striking dundrearies groomed by a barber in Fleet Street, but the real lulu was his choice of headwear – a Sioux war bonnet procured during a trip to the Wild West.

(by wordgirl)


All was going well for Hortense Bracegirdle after she joined our investment bank until the holiday party when her fiancé, a chain-smoking playwright with thick dundrearies and the starved silhouette of a sickly bole, consigned her future to the mail room by declaring finance "a vulgar money-grubbing activity full of people, lulus only in their own minds, who are begging to have their egos malleated into submission." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 23, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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