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:


After hearing about the million-dollar sale of a grand poet's manuscript, the family of a mediocre poetaster had his body disinterred, thinking they could find a cause for what appeared to be the wild scribbling of an addlepated mind, and hoping that the earlier, lucid work that they found in the cloaca and cleaned could be sold in a bind. (by Shortscribe)


Kyle's occasional, addlepated attempts at poetry always peg him as a poetaster; his latest work, concerning an illegal oologist forced to disinter his craftily hidden egg collection before the police, contained the following couplet: "In taking this egg I proved heroic, uh,/ When I nabbed it fresh out of the cloaca".

(by Elijah Shiffer)


The Society of Poetasters, a good-natured fraternity of literary hacks who yearly select the worst examples of their art for preservation in a basement vault they affectionately refer to as The Cloaca, was shocked to receive a request from the Oxford English Department to disinter the collected works of one of their most addlepated members, whose seemingly nonsensical poetry was actually written in perfect Anglo-Saxon.

(by fdrisc)


After one of the judges on American Idol – Writers' Series called me a poetaster (see 10 May 2011), I felt lost and addlepated until the one final contest in which I tried to summon my talent to the last ounce, to disinter my lyrical muse so to speak, but my sonnet failed badly once again and the same judge observed cruelly that "this is the sort of poetry that one usually finds scribbled on the filthy walls of a cloaca".

(by Sami)


After the villagers had disintered their resident poetaster from the depths of the communal cloaca into which he had tumbled headlong while attempting to relieve himself after an evening of imbibing spirits, that addlepated gentleman sought to reward them by inditing, on the spot, the following verse: "I think that I shall never see A poem as satisfying as a pee!" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 18, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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