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:




If I had been more of a doubting Thomas when Galileo first spun his tale of spinning orbs, I would not decamping for England now; he is famous, and his prison is gilded, but in this milieu, the trapdoor of an oubliette would be the best I could expect, a trapdoor and a rope a more likely ending.  

(by fdrisc)


I've become a doubting Thomas about floor safety ever since I decamped from the sterile milieu of a family get-together and fell in an oubliette whose door opened in.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


(continued from April 15th) After living for a year in splendid self-imposed isolation, 'weeping Tom' re-entered his social milieu but, like a prisoner in an oubliette who sees daylight for the first time in twelve months, he could not believe the changes around him and he decamped back to his living quarters for another misanthropic year, now not only a weeping but also a doubting Thomas. (by Sami)


And it was in this milieu, amidst the soft music and candles and cereal foods, that doubting Thomas questioned his father about the sausages, while Ena decamped to dress on the roof, escaping her oubliette and the inquisition that carried on below her.

(by LexigraphicLove)


For the one-thousandth time in as many nights I reached up and tested whether the guard had remembered to secure the lid to my oubliette, for in such a milieu it pays to be a doubting Thomas, and made the stunning discovery that I was free to decamp.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 18, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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