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:


Peering into Pascal Pendergrass puny cabin one wondered how he survived in such a cluttered cubical crammed with curiosities anatomical, astronautical and architectural including crown molding better suited to a crown prince, yet this quiet little man spent all his days there unless called upon to pilot our ship, the collier “Anthracite Arc”; yet, on a ship at sail for months at a time, his very reticence made him a good shipmate; until one night, he veered suddenly from isolato to full scale insanity and, claiming to be our sky pilot, he tried to lead us, body as well as soul, into the afterlife by striking a blaze in the coal bins and steering the ship into the path of an iceberg, cachinnating wildly as he did so and swearing only when hell froze over could he deliver out motley crew to salvation.

(by fdrisc)


With just about every subject, he proves to be gregarious and if not the leader, certainly an important part of the crowd; but sometimes, among the colliers from his mine-worker hometown in West Virginia or his flock of mine-clearers on the battlefield, where he is their sky pilot, he morphs into a crazy isolato when the conversation turns to architecture or when he visits his friends’ farm houses or barracks and notices their bare ceiling corners; that's when he seems to start speaking in tongues, yelling, spitting in rage about the esthetic urgency for crown moldings.

(by Shortscribe)


Louis Clount, local televangelist and self-styled "sky pilot of Skelton County, Kentucky", was moved to great pity at the plight of an impoverished collier, a childless widower with the black lung, and a spiritual isolato; the tears welled into Clount's eyes as he cast them heavenward and examined the crown molding that ran atop the walls of his splendid TV studio set.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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