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:


"I can no longer condone, nor indeed abide, Lord Frampton's confounded 'gleeking'!" roared the Duke of Tumwich, as he angrily wiped from his brocaded sleeve a thin stream of saliva, shot there moments earlier by the mouth of his rival, Peter the Recusant, who had previously incurred the Duke's displeasure by treading on his Lordship's prize snails and then refusing to apologize for the effrontery (on the contrary: Frampton had optimistically cited the reduction of slime-based mollusks as a benefit to the kingdom, drawing from the outraged Duke the sobriquet insufferable pangloss, as well as an anonymous kick to the yarbles, delivered by the mysterious foot of a winged marauder in a dark alley--a foot widely believed to have belonged to none other than Tumwich himself, disguised as a giant bird).


(by saintdufus)


Jeffrey refused to abide the constant cheerfulness of the pangloss who was his kindergarten teacher, and such a recusant that instead of enjoying a happy song at snack time, he defiantly gleeked a stream of milk onto the smiley face embellishing Miss Merry’s shirt.

(by wordgirl)


I won't abide your gleeking, and I'm not such a pangloss as to see humor where there's none, so if you think I should play along, consider me a recusant. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 21, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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