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:


Her aroma, a memory from their youth, her hair curled, a platinum coif, bosoms the best that could be crafted, ne’er a spider vein to see, her walk spoke—“long for me”—as she glided past the gaggle of eminence grise, the half glance only to enjoy their confusion, these old men whose standpat nature’s would never allow them to agree about anything—except her, and she knew it.

(by fdrisc)


At the outdoor party, everyone was in shorts, so the spider veins of the jingoistic eminence grises contrasted with the tanned, muscular calves of the radical young Tea Partiers; but this gaggle of Republicans united to remain standpat on increasing the national debt and guaranteeing continued misery for the undocumented laborers manicuring the greenery around them, by defeating immigration reform. (by Shortscribe)


"I can't stand Pat", the eminence grise declared candidly on 'The View', and although the show's gaggle of women urged him to reconsider his political nemesis in a more favorable light, he remained so obstinate and standpat that his blood pressure soared and spider veins appeared on his temples. (by Sami)


In the hotels of Davos, at a certain season of the year, one may observe great gaggles of economic standpats and political eminences grises, and although they have flown hither from a number of diverse breeding grounds around the globe, what they have in common goes far deeper than their somber plumage and the distinctive spider-vein markings that one may detect on the exposed portions of their hides. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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