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:


I'm tired of shallow romances, where my heartstrings are grasped (never firmly tugged) and my nuque is teased (never kissed or caressed), so this Valentine's day, I'm giving up on real and present suitors: I think I'll elope with a wraith.

(by Rudi)


Ah, my love, I shall never forget our plans to elope and live happily ever after, but you were so frail, and one night, as I tenderly kissed your lips and caressed your nuque with my fingertips, our heartstrings broke as one when I heard that last gasp, and you were but a wraith.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 14, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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