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:


The loup-garou was known for viciously attacking townsfolk with his outsized incisors, but this bidentate wolf-man had an unusual vulnerability: being a trainiac just as much as he was a lycanthrope, Choo-Choo Two-Teeth (as they called him) would grow mawkish when reminded of the model railroad he fancied in his youth.

(by Rudi)


He looked harmless enough, the bidentate old man with two scraggly bottom teeth, perhaps a trainiac in his oil-stained overalls, holding a long-stemmed red rose and muttering softly in French as he stood on the platform of the abandoned train depot, a mawkish rural Romeo waiting for his Juliet – until the moon rose and he was transformed into the ferocious loup-garou, scourge of Val d’Or.

(by wordgirl)


Despite his name, very few people would guess that my uncle, Lou P. Garou, is in fact a werewolf: a passionate model train enthusiast with a predilection for mawkish romance novels, Uncle Lou retains but two of his teeth (a molar and a bicuspid), and moreover is entirely glabrous, with nary a strand of body-fur in evidence; and for these reasons the bidentate trainiac invariably escapes detection in the loup-garou hunts which periodically occur in our neighborhood.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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