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:


On the door of the headquarters of Middlething, the ceorl section of the neo-Old-Norse community Gormland, was a birchbark sheet with the following anapest scratched on it: "If you choose, as you can, to administer mojo,/ Or rather dispense, like the soap branded Gojo,/ Don't try to attempt it on some fiery hellion/ For magic plus mischief may equal rebellion!"

(by Elijah Shiffer)


You are mojo deficient in every way, too much whiskey and women I fear, like a lion you roared, a young hellion adored, now reduced like a king turned to ceorl; when poets write in praise of you, no sonnets will be heard, if you pay from your purse, I will write you a verse, not an epic or larger than life but a song in my best anapest. (by fdrisc)


In the world of novice limericists, Arthur was a hellion among ceorl: dissatisfied with his low status, eager to shake things up, and convinced that his anapestic mojo would take him to the top.

(by Rudi)


When it became sadly apparent after his head injury that Winston had lost his mojo and that his speech had degenerated from rich mellifluous anapests to ill-timed single syllable grunts, his social status was downgraded from statesman and nobleman to hellion and ceorl. (by Sami)


"Step right up, folks, and get one of your own!" cried the rabbits-foot salesman at the village fair, "-- each guaranteed to possess a mojo powerful enough to turn a common ceorl into a landed squire, a panty-waisted milquetoast into a fire-breathing hellion, and a base scribbler of anapest doggerel into a vates to rival Chaucer!" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, April 29, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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