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:


As a kinchin at her mother’s side, Eva learned to make pasta puttanesca and created a special version using fiddlehead ferns for the Pteridology Society fundraiser, expecting the members to gourmandise on her pasta; however, she found her dish sitting neglected after someone had pointed out the meretricious origin of its name.

(by wordgirl)


When she was a very young girl, a fresh-faced innocent kinchin, Hortense Bracegirdle's father, a renowned pteridologist and expert on flowerless plants, sat her down and spake thus: "I expect that you will do something useful with your life, and not waste it on a risky or meretricious activity, and I expect that you will enjoy the pleasures of life with moderation, and not with excess or gourmandise", but Hortense talked back that she would not be live like one of his boring plants and "would much rather be a flower than a fern." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, February 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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