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:


Dr. Q's cure-all for pneumonic issues was to festoon his patients in violescent flowers, as if wearing a bit of "twilight" would make them forget their cacophonous coughs.

(by Rudi)



I was grounded “forever” when my parents came home early from a weekend vacation-without-kids to the cacophonous sounds of an inebriated garage band playing in our living room, floor littered with beer bottles, and festoons of outer and under clothing decorating the furniture, the sight of which turned my father’s voice into mere pneumonic gasps and changed his head and neck color to a violescent hue.  

(by wordgirl)


Charlie's pneumonic capacity as the orchestra's tuba player was legendary, originating from the evening when, during a furiously fortississimo cadenza in the bruitist post-Futurist concerto specially written for him, his visage became violescent with supreme effort and the cacophony so great that the plaster festoons and swags adorning the auditorium walls were dislodged and sent crashing to the floor.


(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 03, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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