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:

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As a logomaniac, I am inordinately adverse to the phrase "salad dodgers"- I've noticed that many of these overweight people, such as those in the famously outlandish and revealing "Walmart habiliments", do not always balk at salad.

(by Elijah Shiffer)

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At first the tailor balked at the enormity of the task of constructing a custom costume for the obese salad dodger, but when the lady mentioned that she would “compensate him handsomely for the habiliments,” he agreed eagerly – not because he was greedy, but because of his logomania - whenever a customer spoke with elegant words, his mania was at once piqued and satisfied.

(by Shortscribe)

1

“I had to feed and clothe little Lucy Littlefield when she was but a babe”, groaned the old nanny, “but then, because of her logomania, feeding her was a  cinch; she loved a good box of Alphabet cereal or a bowl of alphabet soup, but these days, little Lucy, a confirmed salad dodger, isn’t so little; her habiliment is still easy enough, a mu’u mu’u or a kaftan being the  choices, but while I don’t object to “P” shaped pancakes I balk at beating brisket into sonnets by Shakespeare”.

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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