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:

5

"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)

4

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)

3

 

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)

2

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)

1

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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