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:


After the anthelmintic did its job, Marvin returned to the hustings hoping to recover some votes, but the tenuous message of his candidacy was again rebuffed by voters, causing the mayoral aspirant a level of distress he could only liken to his recent case of worms. (by Rudi)



Jenny was a low-paid staffer in the Governor’s home office and spent a lot of time fetching coffee, picking up dry cleaning, and feeding his family’s pets while the candidate was off to the hustings, so she really began to rethink her job choice when she was rebuffed about her work ethic and reminded that her position was tenuous after she forgot to give a dose of an anthelmintic to the dog.

(by wordgirl)


Candidate Bamitt Rombama hit the  hustings with remarkable optimism and enthusiasm, but it soon appeared that his fund raising was tenuous, that his proposals were widely rebuffed and that his advisors were so paralyzed by internecine battles that only a drastic prescription, a sort of campaign staff anthelmintic and donor's milk of magnesia, stood a chance of reviving his electoral odds. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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