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:


Professor Rosseforp, bombinating his theric lectures, I've always used to decorticate my mind, wash away all thought in the hum of his donnish waterfall, ahhhh..; afterwards, thus stripped and scrubbed, I would drag myself home, to cutify and roughen again in the ado and fluster of our family's daily dysfunction. (by rochi)


I can hardly stand the stylist's inane chatter, bombinating on about how she could cutify me right up if only I'd let her decorticate this and exfoliate that, interspersed with thetic declarations about the "in" looks this season; next time I'm cutting my own hair like usual, wedding or no wedding. (by Eli)


Krystol Shampain had decided to follow the thetic advice of those obsessed by the body beautiful and undergo a new cosmetic procedure which consisted of decorticating the outer layers of facial skin with a laser, which bombinated faintly in the background while one relaxed (under rather heavy sedation) in a lounge chair, and then retired from the public eye for a few weeks so that the raw flesh could cutify properly under layers of a generously applied regenerative lotion.

(by wordgirl)


We began to question our housemate's soundness of mind when he approached our old refrigerator with a knife, and, shouting over the appliance's uninterrupted bombination, made the thetic pronouncement that "the apples must be cutified," then, without further explanation, removed the fruit from the bottom drawer and proceeded to partially decorticate it so that the remaining rind of each Granny Smith now formed a smiling panda face.

(by Rudi)


The thetic commands to advance bombinated on the radio for days, as we lay in the trenches unable to move, watching fresh shrapnel decorticate our skin and time cutify the wounds. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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