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 prime minister was obdurate in his refusal to listen to reason, but I was convinced that his plan to attack the rebel outpost was nothing but icarian wishful thinking and would lead to the downfall of the current regime; however, I had only brought up the subject due to potvaliancy on my part after several flagons of hard cider, and now found myself trapped in the scriptorium, with a complement of soldiers outside, working hard to batter down the door.

(by wordgirl)


The monk spent most of his waking hours copying manuscripts by hand in his abbey's secluded scriptorium, a task he performed with no apparent impatience, but whenever he managed to obtain a double ration of ale from the brewmaster, he would quickly consume it, and in his ensuing potvaliancy, he would resume his icarian quest to persuade his boss, Abbot Obdurate, to grant him use of the blessed Xerox.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 24, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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