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:



In the past, Pygmalion’s mother would dampen his ardor for any young lady that he admired from afar by saying, “in a pig’s eye” to his hopes for winning her affection, but this time he was ecstatic and so sure he’d picked the psychological moment to tell his mother about the new woman in his life -- his nascent girlfriend, perfect in every way, having just come to life from his marmoreal creation, a female figure carved from a single flawless block of Carrara marble.


(by wordgirl)


As Pygmalion, whose statue of marmoreal beauty, nascent now by his impretations to Venus at the perfect psychological moment (he’d been the only worshiper in her temple), ordered a round of mead for his fellows and chronicled the story of her metamorphosis, he was met, after they had finished their mead, with a resounding chorus of: “In a pig’s eye.”

(by fdrisc)


Listening to the winter wind howl around (and through!) the old manse, and  calculating that the psychological moment had arrived for the fulfillment of his nascent desires, Cuthbert asked his elderly governess if she would care to join him in his bath, but she returned a marmoreal stare, and after a long silence whispered, "In a pig's eye." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, March 25, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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