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:


Unpleasant tidings from Pleasantville this Christmas: it seems that a band of megaphone-toting revelers, under the charge of their Lord Of Misrule, has perpetrated the most ugsome wassailing ever suffered, leading to widespread tinnitus among the exposed innocents. (by Rudi)


Having received, through my spy network, the alarming tidings that carolers had invaded the neighborhood--and were at this very moment wassailing their way down Fruity Pebbles Boulevard, moaning out ugsome dirges about "baby cheeses"--I sprang into action at once: adopting my "Lord of Misrule" alter-ego, I gathered a batch of lewd henchmen and, stripping down to nothing but a carefully-positioned sock, ran off to repel the Christian invaders.... (by saintdufus)


The Archbishop of Canterbury was overjoyed to receive the great glad tidings heralding the end of ugsome pranks, naughtiness, and downright bacchanalian debauchery led by the Lord of Misrule, to be replaced by family-friendly pageants and wassailing during Christmastime.

(by wordgirl)


Only yesterday we received tidings that our defenceless porch was once again to be assailed by those ugsome, tuneless wassailers, aided and abetted by the new vicar kitted out (in a crotchless Santa Claus costume) as Lord of Misrule.

(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 25, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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