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:


When the cenobites could not determine who among them had filched the Holy Bible from the lectern and replaced it with a copy of the Kama Sutra, they formed a gherao around each of their members in succession, demanding truth from the encircled party, but alas, none would confess to the abhorrent substitution.

(by Rudi)


Wondering why her neighbors did not abhor the actions of the local police chief who refused to arrest the men that had harassed the cenobites gathered near the well and filched the few coins from their beggar’s bowl, Deepa followed the Facebook posts from her fellow students and walked to the police station to join the gherao outside.

(by wordgirl)


When one of their own was discovered filching from the abbey's liquor cabinet, the cenobites abhorred the scoundrel responsible and decided to form a gherao around the abbot in protest, threatening not to set him free until he took disciplinary action against the perpetrator. 

(by jmigliori)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 13, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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