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:


Although Linda had given her stylist God's penny to seal a deal for twelve experimental treatments that would leave her with heavenly hair, she was so far from ecstatic with the ramose results of the first session, after which her hair had become bunched into branches like a weeping willow, that she decided to cover it up in a snood and call the whole thing off.

(by Rudi)


As tenant farmers, we had worked hard, scrimped and saved, and were ecstatic when our offer on a piece of land to call our own was accepted, so we put down god’s penny, our whole savings up till then -- a few hundred dollars, sure that a good crop had been planted and at harvest time the balance owed would be there to complete our purchase from the little widow down the road, a woman who never appeared in public without her hair done up properly in a snood and a crisp white apron over her skirts, even when she’d been busy from early morning to late at night baking apple pies and pastries made with fruit picked from the ramose old apple tree on her property.

(by wordgirl)


When the advent of the internet bankrupted our encyclopedia company, I redirected my efforts to earning god's penny through the door-to-door selling of bonsai trees, prized for rendering homes peaceful, harmonious or even, with the help of some stimulants, psychedelic and ecstatic, until the day when a truculent and slatternly housewife wearing a hair snood and filthy apron brandished a rolling pin and chased me off her property because the samples I carried were "too small and not ramose enough". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 04, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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