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:


A young mother in a swivet, shrieking for help, ran out into the roadway, clutching a fuliginous infant in her arms, when deus ex machina, a doctor who was a specialist in otorhinolaryngology, jogged by with his dog, stopped, turned back, scooped up the baby and successfully resuscitated the child.

(by wordgirl)


As Chair of the Joint Faculty Committee, I thought I had put the kibosh on Doctor Elizabeth’s changing the name of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department to the far more fuliginous appellation Department of Otorhinolaryngology, but deus ex machine, she is now Chair, the name was changed and all the other department heads are swivet around her; but damn her disrespect, I am head of the Urology Department, not the Department of Balls and Bladders.  


(by fdrisc)


"Yessir even after they dragged me out o' the grain bin I figgered I was a goner, and them rescue folks was in a real swivet," recounted Elmer, "'cause everthin' from my ears to my windpipes was caked up with that fuliginous corn dust till I was a-turnin' blue, and jis' then that there new farm hand pops up like a reg'lar deus ex machina and hollers 'Hang on, I got me an advanced degree in otorhinolaryngology!!!'" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, March 29, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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