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:



The beveled edge of the mirror split her reflection and made the side of her face look odd, reminding her of a visit to the Fun House at the county fair when she was a kid, giving her a chance to zombie out and daydream for a moment, and relieving her of the stress of her job as a crusading suffragist -- until she was jolted back into the real world of home life by a small, shrill voice begging for a piggyback ride.


(by wordgirl)


Shutting the door gingerly against the apathy of her flatmates who were zombied out in front of a reality TV show, allowing the bevel to slide past the strike plate with a barely audible click, she praised herself for her unflappability, piggybacking this self-praise with other self-satisfied feelings of her accomplishments, especially in the field of voter registration in which her tireless suffragist efforts brought the poor, the disabled, and the underprivileged to the polls every voting day.

(by AndymAndym)


"You need to piggyback this call for change and to bevel your rough edges if you want to stay in power", I counseled Attila the Hun in 450 AD as he faced pressure from populist suffragists seeking to topple him and to install democracy, but he zombied out on my advice and had me exiled to the cold desolate northernmost territories of the Hunnic Empire. (by Sami)


Playing the part of a suffragist in ABC's popular political drama The Oval Office, Toni, constantly piggybacked by the caustic criticism of his director, watched the rest of the crew zombie out after his take, and that is when it dawned upon him: it would be next to impossible for his skills to strike the right bevel for an effective stage performance.

(by diveeee)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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