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:


Whipsawed by the salami tactics the right employed to erode entitlements, and the manifestos of the left seeking ruling class dissolution, the leader found a little humor in recalling his childhood mondegreen of a familiar prayer, "deliver us from the eagle." (by AndymAndym)


The title of Duke Willmington's manifesto, "Haffely, Gaffely, Gaffely, Gonward," a mondegreen of the famous Tennyson poem, served to underscore its thesis, namely, that the county's foreign policy, which was being whipsawed by the forces of patriotism and an increasing sense amongst the citizenry of the futility of war, would never regain its legendary influence in the world unless those at the highest levels of government ceased their salami tactics and took strong, decisive action to inculcate a sense of grand purpose into their military schemes.

(by Vanessa)


Due to a mondegreen, the lyrics to an anonymously written patriotic song were misconstrued by the prime minister to be the motto of a new rebel group, so instead of continuing the salami tactics touted by the armed forces, a new manifesto was issued by the government which quickly whipsawed the public into those who supported the military’s peace process and those who saw no other alternative but to join the newly energized rebel forces.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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