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:


Jack did a web search for "svelte blonde" just as his wife entered the room, and in the ohnosecond before a very lachrymal confrontation ensued (one which made him wish he had paid heed to the hortative sermons of his favorite televangelist), he showed great excitement at the many shapely results Google offered.

(by Rudi)



Krystol Shampain was model svelte and frequently hortative about the pudginess of others who had lost the battle of the bulge, but she never seemed to realize how rude she was because in that ohnosecond before her target waxed lachrymal, she would turn on the heel of her designer shoe and walk away.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 28, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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