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:


The silly ladies of the Garden Club were in their usual tizzy, and all because a consortium of developers was proposing to upend the ordinance that protected the town's ancient alameda along the river, to exscind all of the oaks that towered up above it and to construct a handsome five-story parking garage on the site.  (by Gravely)



A petal strewn alameda, a pond along the way, a sky of turquoise and of gold, the birds in bright array; this was the journey of my life but now my consorts gone and with sudden lost consortium, my journeys at an end: upend my life, exscind my heart, I’ve truly lost my way. 

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 18, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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