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:


Ruritania is a land of extremes: in one village, the people's concerns are no more severe than a bit of noise pollution caused by some wassailing drunkards, and the odd problem of a biblioklept who persists in stealing old dictionaries, while in a village not far away, famished residents avoid human remains as they search for edibles in the sanguinolent mess left by ongoing internecine strife.

(by Rudi)



“To think I was merely pausing in the alley outside the bookstore to check my Christmas shopping list when that biblioklept ran right into me, so we will not famish for lack of proper refreshment tonight”, proclaimed the count, as the vampire clan lifted high their sanguinolent goblets in a wassail to their continued concealment and good fortune.

(by wordgirl)


On the approach of Christmas, a public relations consultant firm advised Count Dracula that he should clean up his sanguinolent reputation by teaming up with a book thief and going from house to house singing carols, but the Count rejected the idea saying that he risked "getting famished for my usual sustenance if I just went around all day wassailing with a bloodless biblioklept." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 29, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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