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:


Being an insatiable peeping Tom may lead to being a very specific one: one who pays attention to certain behaviors that others may consider heinous (at least under circumstances in which they are not necessary, such as the presence of a nearby restroom); this situation is hardly quelled when the encountering of these behaviors gets to be craved and one wonders how long it will be before all restrooms will be gone and we will have rear-end times, if you will, in which the behaviors are necessary for a kind of scatological eschatology.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Playing the strong but sensitive man, Thomas admitted on the phone that he was "a bit of a weeping Tom", but the connection was garbled and when the lady misheard that he was a heinous peeping Tom, she promptly quelled his advances and hung up on him, a misunderstanding that sent him into a year-long depression and meditation on life, romance and eschatology. (by Sami)


Judge Roy Bean proclaimed, “The accused has pleaded for mercy, but I do not need to be an expert in eschatology to know that civilization as we know it will end when I begin to pardon presumably minor offenses, such as being a peeping Tom, and allow perpetrators the opportunity to escalate their criminal activities to more heinous acts -- like rape and murder; therefore, it is imperative to quell such behavior at an early stage by locking up this man and literally throwing away the key!”

(by wordgirl)




Where will Tom Williger be when comes the end of time, the Lord is riding on his cloud, the trumpets they are blaring, the angels sweep their deadly scythes, and to the left and to the right Men’s souls are threshed and sorted: an uncompromising eschatology; there falls poor Peeping Tom now, caught too many glimpses of Mrs. Baker in her bloomers, down he falls with the most heinous, nothing to quell his eternal torment, save perhaps Dante; it’s the 2nd Circle for Tom, for his is the sin of Lust, and he will be condemned to spending eternity gazing upon all the strumpets of history: Cleopatra, Dido, Helen of Troy. . .Lucky Tom.

(by fdrisc)


Skimming through the pages of "The Idiot's Guide to Eschatology" in the book section of the Walmart superstore, I was able quell my terror that the Day of Judgment was likely to arrive anytime soon, which freed my mind to contemplate the sleepover my daughter was planning to host, and the opportunities for heinous self-gratification it might afford a Peeping Tom.   Sent from my iPhone (by Gravely)


He tried to quell her protests about the sausages with a curious eschatology concerning how all living and non-living things, including sausages, would be recycled in the stars, but this only made him seem more heinous, and now they had other concerns: they had acquired a peeping Tom.

(by LexigraphicLove)
The Quandary for Monday, April 15, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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