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:


As my sister Marilyn stared into the marmoreal statue, trying to see her reflection which was distorted by the recrystalized minerals, a bollix on her part since she could only see the reflected light, even a tinctured potion could not cure her vanity, I finally decided to jump down her throat so we could move on to the next exhibit. 

(by theatreaholic24)



A marmoreal composite was used to create a statue of Venus rising from the clam shell, as in Botticelli’s painting, but the project designer jumped down the throat of the painter who bollixed his directions about applying a tincture of pigments to her face and hair when his use of undiluted primary colors resulted in a goddess who was a veritable painted lady.

(by wordgirl)


The pharmacist was ready to admit he had bollixed the tincture and caused patients expecting to be cured of their headaches to instead find their heads turning white and cold as stone, but as this marmoreal state was harmless and lasted but a few seconds, he didn't see why everyone was jumping down his throat.

(by Rudi)


We were in the final stages of our construction work at the Park Avenue apartment of a wealthy media baron, when his heavily botoxed wife made another one of her unannounced appearances and jumped down our throat alleging that we had bollixed the paint job in the parlor because it was "not exactly the right tincture", but our architect remained icily marmoreal and advised her that she should remove her sunglasses in order to appreciate all the true colors. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 19, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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