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:


Our formerly zealous crime fighting neighborhood flatfoot began walking his beat with a lugubrious mien after a citizen’s committee issued a spleenful public assessment of the city’s police force, which left me incensed long enough to overcome my chronic writer’s block and pen a scathing op ed piece against the fault finding group, while including a great deal of praise for our local men and women in blue.

(by wordgirl)


Struggling with my worst bout of writer's block in eleven years (I'd gotten as far as "Once upon a..." but couldn't figure out how to continue), I made the mistake of consulting that zealous, hairy flatfoot Hansel Butterbody--clearly a mistake, as his suggestions tended to be either spleenful ("throw a rock through the window of a famous writer") or lugubrious ("fling yourself upon a divan in maudlin despair and bitterly weep until you lose consciousness"), and did me no good whatsoever; nevertheless I thanked him graciously for his counsel, politely asked after his wife and children, quietly inserted a banana in his trousers, and departed.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 09, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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