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:


When my boyfriend got rid of his old bicycle after college, I kept the handlebar as a memento of my tardigrade croggies on it up the hill to my hostel after the everyday morphean lectures.

(by QuaQua)


As I opened the box from my mother and tried to share some mementos of my childhood with my children – a squirt gun, a scuffed baseball, a photo of me getting a croggy on my brother’s new BMX bike, a clock made from a cow patty set in resin -- I realized what a morphean effect the tardigrade pace of life back then could have on today’s urban children who have grown up playing with video games and action figures.

(by wordgirl)


Against my better judgment I agreed to go for a "croggy" on the handlebars of my friend Lemmy's banana-seat Huffy; but the corpulent cowfish-wrangler's tardigrade pace soon had me struggling to stay awake, and right around the three-way intersection of Wincoln Avenue, Blincoln Boulevard, and Nodd Street, I slipped heedlessly into the waiting arms of a morphean embrace, and found myself running joyously beneath an endless cornflower sky, through golden fields of wildflowers and honeysuckle, toward an immense statue of Janeane Garofalo that loomed in the distance, a huge euphoric grin on my face, arms outstretched in anticipation of imminent union with the Goddess...but just as the vulvic portal at the base of the massive idol began yawning open to receive me, my sleeping body tumbled like a plump grape from Lemmy's handlebars and over the edge of the 59th Street Bridge, and I plummeted 420 feet, right through the air duct of a passing luxury cruise liner, smashing through a ceiling (at which point I finally awoke with a start) and landing on a king-size bed, right next to the real Janeane Garofalo ("That's so funny, I was just dreaming of you," I told her, and after signing an autograph for the bewildered comedienne I staggered unsteadily from her cabin, filching a small shiny object on the way out, as a memento of the occasion).


(by saintdufus)


Half way into the last stage of the Tour de France, I was first in the overall ranking, with a two minute lead on the runner-up, when an old lady with a medical emergency flagged me down and obtained from me a croggy to a Paris hospital where she was administered upon our arrival a morphean pain killer, a tardigrade final stretch which cost me the Tour but earned me numerous accolades and mementos. (by Sami)


When the cyclist offered me a croggy as an alternative to my tardigrade pedestrianism, I did not expect to ride on a bed of morphean comfort, but neither did I expect to take home, as a memento of the experience, such a profound concussion of the derriere.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 07, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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