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:


Guiled by the charming billboard ploce: "Do drop in at the Dew Drop Inn" and tired from the lonely hours on the road, I pointed my car towards the exit, and, though I did not expect a blue chip establishment, I did not think I would have to thwart the advances from the bars inveterate habitants with the chipped blue plates of my chipped beef special.

(by fdrisc)


Tristan uses ploce (for emphasis) so inveterately that none of us can thwart it; when he keeps saying things like "a blue blue chip company" or even "it shouldn't be medi-mediocre" it gets kind of annoying.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Financed and – I’ll say, charitably – “influenced” by blue chip companies and their leaders, inveterate Republicans have spent my entire life thwarting almost all investments in our children’s future via the most successful and powerful usage of ploce to associate the perpetually repeated words “tax” and “Democrat”.

(by Shortscribe)


Granddad was an inveterate gambler, but not very good at cards, and I'll always remember the expression on Grandmother's face when she realized she'd arrived from the kitchen too late to thwart his placement of her remaining blue chip stock certificates on the table in a wager, a look which prompted him to this philosophocal ploce: "Kid, there's bad luck, and then there's BAD luck." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, July 12, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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