Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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I saw a real-life zeugma on the word feint, when a jawan from my regiment, during a duel with his brother, distracted his brother by threatening nuncupative amendments to his will. (by wrmurp)


Rajeev did not make a good jawan, since he preferred law and rhetoric to military affairs, and always imagined himself on the verge of death, as when he announced, "This is no feint; I'll be shot in moments, so give my books to Amma, rifle to Appa -- here ends my life, nuncupative will, and final zeugma!"

(by Rudi)



The will was nuncupative, passed from father to son on his deathbed, and included a tale about his days as the brave jawan who slew a ferocious tiger which was terrorizing a tiny village and jungle (zeugma #1), by feinting at the last possible moment, giving him a chance to plunge his sword into the monster’s beating heart and innards (zeugma #2).

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, October 12, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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