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:

5

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)

4

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)

3

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)

2

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)

1

"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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