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 sextant, though an accomplished zither player, had Van Gogh’s ear for music when it came to bell ringing and secretly subcontracted the sonorous task to a young savant who achieved a his nonpareil tone by running headlong into the bell; swoopskate one Sunday morning the sextant decided to espy the performance but so startled the performer that he missed a step and plummeted to the piazza below, and, when ask to identify the young man the Sextant replied, “I never knew his name but his face sure rings a bell.”

(by fdrisc)


This new church eschewed all tradition and was quite opportunistic in its acquisitions; in place of bells to ring, they bought a zither swoopstake for the poor sexton to pluck in the used but modern belfry, in spite of the fact that he got the job because he was a bell-ringer and grave-digger nonpareil. (by Shortscribe)


Doctor Applewood discharged his sexton's duties hastily and swoopstake, occasionally throwing stray, juvenile members of the funeral cortege into the grave right along with the deceased; but one was willing to forgive him his professional vagaries insofar as his nonpareil talent on the zither was considered indispensible to the success of the luncheon that followed the interments.   (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 04, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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