Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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(Continued from yesterday!) Harry Stokes, whose edacity had by now expanded him from lissome and ephebic, as he was at the start of the championship, to resembling a distended water balloon, shoveled gruel into his maw at record speed; his opponent, Geoff Dargle, couldn't stand a chance, being not much of a gruel man, and after a few spoonfuls just sat there, poker-faced.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


For five minutes now I have watched my son, edacious maw to gaping maw, study the contents of our refrigerator, a refrigerator I had only yesterday crammed with $300 in groceries; and, though voraciousness and insolence are hallmarks of ephebic youth, I struggle to remain poker faced when he turns to me and says, “Why don’t we ever have anything good to eat?”

(by fdrisc)


Though she was burning inside at his savageness, the mother was sick of yelling, so she watched poker-faced as her ephebic son displayed his immaturity and naked edacity at the table, by shoving all the food wildly into his gaping maw. (by Shortscribe)


If the volcano-god's edacity was insatiable, it had at least the virtue of gender neutrality; the poker-faced priests selected both dainty damsels and tender, ephebic lads to be trussed and prodded up to the lip of its terrible maw. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, July 08, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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