Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Miona said her fear of whangdoodles and other unknowns made her a cockshy to most people, and that her green gown moment came only because her path of life decussated with that of Martin Verbal, a fellow whangdoodle believer.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Question 3 of the multiple choice Questionnaire for Aspiring Actresses, evidently compiled by a wiseacre studio whangdoodle or flamboyant dingbat, wanted to know whether Hortense Bracegirdle was cocksure, cockshy or both, and question 8 asked whether she minded playing in overlapping scenes involving multiple decussating lovers or was overly worried that she might be typecast and forever stigmatized as a green gown diva.

(by Sami)


When the paths of lovers decussate and a sexual scandal ensues, usually the woman and her green gown or some other evidence are ridiculed, while the man somehow disappears and morphs into a whangdoodle never to be identified; but alas, the formula changed with the additional cockshies in the case of the president, the cigar and the blue dress. (by Shortscribe)


O daughter, monstrous, wanton! -- thou wert espied by one and all down in the field, reclining and spreading thy limbs to make a decussate figure in the grass, for the pleasure of some hideous Satan-sent whangdoodle -- or perhaps the cartwright's son from the village? --it wast hard to make out -- and now thou appearest at thy father's table, in thy selfsame green dress, to make a cockshy of me before my guests! (by Gravely)
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