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:


Come let us join in a feast

To roast a meleagrine beast.

We’ll brook no fretting

In our elysian setting;

With agape we’ll mingle.

Till the wine makes us tingle.

A dinner so boisterous,

Oh, pray, do not cloister us.

And after finishing the pie,

We will all say good-bye.

(by wordgirl)


This Thanksgiving, after seeing how our very handsome chef coaxed such elysian flavors from a traditional meleagrine recipe, I felt a heightened sense of affection for the man, and I thought that it would be quite nice to be cloistered in the kitchen with him and a couple of turkeys so that I might witness him exercise his considerable... what?... no, this affection was nothing risque, I assure you, it was agape all the way.

(by Rudi)


Our time together had hitherto been idyllic and elysian but when I told Mary Jane at our Thanksgiving tête-à-tête that I felt a deep agape towards her but wanted to "just be friends", she punished me by cloistering me in her apartment until I ate the whole turkey meal on my own, a day long stuffing which made me wonder whether by osmosis I myself would soon belong to the meleagrine species. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 22, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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