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:


I found the two at dawn sprawled at the base of the ha-ha, the tools of their intended jape, a dozen cans of paint, festooning the fallen felons, but when I discovered the prank’s provenience was not personal but prompted by the proximity of the date, April Fools, their proposed play, a rather waggish portrayal intended to adorn the public aspect of my barn, I, in my magnanimity, struck a bargain: they would have a canvas for their graffiti art and I would have the other three sides of my barn rendered a rustic red.

(by fdrisc)


After several of my sheep strayed onto my neighbor's land, he magnanimously agreed to return them, but not before throwing this pointed jape at me: "Haha, indeed it did not take me long to figure out their provenience, knowing the ridiculously low ha-ha fence that you built to separate our estates, haha."

(by Sami)


First you bid me enter upon your land and then jape at me when I stumble into this blasted ditch: the provenience of your ha-ha, sir, is neither a noble spirit nor a magnanimous heart.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, April 01, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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