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:


If life is a crucible, let it forge the blade of your courage, and if time is a strop, let it make you ever sharper; rise above those who would make you servile, and cut off those who would leech your spirit.

(by Rudi)


My brave comrades, our rebellion has been forged in the crucible of tyranny, and those who enslave us will no longer leech the resources from our land and force us and our children to be servile in all our dealings with them, for we shall hone our farm tools and our swords, as a barber strops his razor, with the energizing force of freedom running through our veins.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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