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:


In Crispin Huggins' acclaimed bildungsroman Please Don't Fart in the Intensive Care Unit (I'm Trying To Heal), two skyclad pugilists square off in the climactic final rite of an elaborate Wiccan festival, following a special benison by the officiating priest (who, incidentally, is also naked as a jaybird); but one of the boxers forgets the rules and swings an impulsive foot into his opponent's unsuspecting crotch, bringing the match to an untimely truncation and throwing off the balance of Nature for 17 years.


(by saintdufus)



The pugilist’s evening road work was truncated when his run down a dirt road at the edge of the woods led him smack dab into a group of skyclad Wiccans performing a benison to the earth mother in their (until that moment) sacred grove.

(by wordgirl)


After years of struggle the men's boxing promoter finally attained the benison of TV execs in staging an outdoor match in which pugilists were to appear skyclad, but the competition was truncated when the fighters disrobed and it became clear that one of them could not be Pope.

(by Rudi)


There was, among the skyclad guests at Sans-Culottes, the Southampton nudist colony, a professional pugilist who boasted about winning the next heavyweight crown if he could only elicit the benison of the best sponsors and trainers in the country, but his ambition and hubris were irremediably truncated when his biceps suffered third degree burns from exposure to the sun.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 29, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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