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:


Brad appeared holding a capias warrant and uttering xenophobic insults, but his mouth fell open at the sight of the well stocked lazy Susan and Ena sunbathing with her hair styled into a soigné updo.

(by LexigraphicLove)


The wheel of destiny revolves like a lazy Susan at the feast of life and you never know what serving will next stop in front of you, a soigné silver spoon of caviar, a capias that puts you in jail for a decade, a volley of xenophobic insults on an exotic voyage or even a soign&eacute case of spelling dyslexia.

(by Sami)



I traveled to Hong Kong, my fear of the capias outweighing my xenophobic nature, and here I lounge by the little pool, lazy Susan heaped with rare delicacies, relieving my boredom by drafting sentences for QQ, pondering why “&eacute” does not translate into the ordinarily soigné XML but will render correctly in HTML.

(by fdrisc)


General Pinochet considered himself the victim of an extreme and diabolical form of xenophobia at the hands of the British when, turning the Lazy Susan on his table in the dining room of his hotel in Mayfair, and admiring the soigne' arrangement of dainties that had been placed there for his delectation, he discovered tucked amongst them a capias informing him of his immediate arrest.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 20, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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