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:


"Be not too festinate to adhibit the austral gentleman with the engorged hallux," I instructed the doorman; and when he gave me a blank stare, I translated it: "Don't let the fat-toed Southerner in."

(by saintdufus)


Thank God the austral climate here in Florida is forgiving of bare feet, for my purchase of these shoes was festinate: if I had tried them on in the store I would have discovered they are too small and barely adhibit my halluxes let alone my heels. (by Rudi)



Professor Mann warned his grad students, “I wouldn’t be too festinate in adhibiting a new species to the list of known hominids just because a group of people on an austral island all appear to have hairy feet with a prominent hallux.”

(by wordgirl)


Having already lost his left hallux to frostbite, Captain Pochard was determined not to adhibit futher disaster by making a festinate decision on the best sailing route from Europe to Mauritius; so he sailed for Gibraltar, postponing for as long as possible the choice of the Suez Canal and Somali pirates or the Cape of Good Hope and austral storms.

(by Eli)


Our small expedition to the North Pole was bedeviled by exhaustion, stormy weather and dwindling food reserves, and we were eager to beat a festinate retreat and to head in an austral direction but our guide was determined to push through, declaring nonchalantly and laughing "if you lose a finger or a hallux to frostbite, you can always get it adhibited back after you return to New York". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 27, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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