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:


Downtown San Diego had a chthonic feel in the wee hours of the morning as I walked back to my hotel, but instead of finding it oppressive, I was lighthearted because I had made great progress in espousing the use of treknobabble plus accurate accessories and apparel during the four days of Comic-Con International, and had also scored a rare photograph of the original cast of Star Trek, which was not only signed but also had a special little paraph by Leonard Nimoy in the bottom left-hand corner.

(by wordgirl)


"Gentlemen," Picard exclaimed, silencing with one warm and sonorous word the treknobabble that had 'til then been resounding off the walls of his ready room, "I understand your fears of this chthonic pit, but I espouse Lt. Worf's position, and I'm afraid we have no choice but to move forward into the planet," saying which, the Captain spoke to the computer the code that served, much like Hancock's paraph, to ensure that none but he could make such a potentially deadly decision.

(by Vanessa)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 16, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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