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:


I will be the first to don my rally cap to help my favorite baseball team stride to victory, and I love to play the game myself, but I am not so rapacious a fan of other forms of sportsmanship, least of all those involving guns and birds: my wife is into it, but I quail at the mere thought of quail hunting.

(by Rudi)


The only thing less likely than the word quail appearing twice in the word list is the friggin' Codgers somehow makin' a comeback after this disastrous 26-4 start, I thought grimly, as I put on my rally cap and reflected (for the umpteenth time) on how ill-advised it was for Major League Baseball to merge its "seniors" league with the younger pros (a rapacious, profit-seeking move, though I will concede that the Cincinnati Quails have a helluva lineup this year, and the Baltimore Sexagenarians are "not quite dead"-sexy).


(by saintdufus)



The Coyotes were rapacious thugs who had taken over Birdland and put quail feathers in their rally caps to intimidate their rivals, so that there would be no mistake about what to do -- quail in fear at their approach, then quail and take flight.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Saturday, September 15, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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