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:


As the oneironaut woke up screaming from her latest nightmare, the unsettling fear that her trepidation about the wedding was burgeoning into an irrational obsession; but surely, she thought, her betrothed would never give her a ring with jargoon, and definitely, she'd have nice trousseaus soon, right? (by Shortscribe)


Coleridge, who with the aid of his laudanum was an oneironaut nonpareil, leapt from his bed, brian burgeoning with “Sheba”, his greatest work, trying to keep it all in his mind: ‘For Sheba were the crowds arrayed in jargoon studded dress, to see her beauty and her wealth, a Queen on marriage quest; trousseau alight with gold and gems, the model of excess. . .’, yet for want of a pen, the world is still waiting.

(by fdrisc)


Martin suffered from a loathsome and intractable illness which dotted his skin with eruptive pustules the color of jargoon, and inhibited his social life, but in his fantasies he was an intrepid oneironaut who buzzed from woman to woman in the manner of a hummingbird visiting blossoms, hovering over each one and implanting a tiny memento of their encounter, which would burgeon within her and render her trousseau obsolete.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Saturday, June 08, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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