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:


My original intention behind "The Mighty Morphean Power Rangers" was to create a group of action heroes so dull they would actually put viewers to sleep, thus providing a needed service to insomnia sufferers; but I mistakenly made Amber, the more hirtellous of the two female Rangers, a bit too sexy (the other one, Frumpy, was suitably homely, sporting a slight hunchback, so there were no worries there), and the show unexpectedly developed a cult following among drooling boys; so, realizing I'd failed in my mission, I did my devoir and killed off all five of 'em in the seventh episode, by planting an enormous "egg" in their midst and having Frumpy try to "hatch" it, whereupon the Quadium bomb within blows e'eryone to kingdom come.

(by saintdufus)



I could feel the hairs in that hirtellous region at the back of my neck standing on end, but the morphean effects of upteen cups of warm cocoa which I had consumed during the nightly devoir of caring for my ailing grandmother were such that I failed to react when the signal light turned to amber, and I cruised through the intersection on the red.

(by wordgirl)


I must warn you, Dear, that if appearing well-kempt for our visits is my devoir, I am failing in it, for you see, I fell sway to morphean inclinations as the alarm sounded this morning, and this left me no time to raze my hirtellous complexion, and so, while I am eager to see you, I do hope you weren't planning to preserve me in amber this evening: I'm a hair too scruffy for posterity! (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Friday, October 05, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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