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:


Isaac Lebenoff's clangor-packed new composition "Omphaloscopy:tweetzonefriendlydrone" for three electric guitars and mixed percussion was created entirely to mither his former mentors, James Herbert and Bernard Zweig; he knew they were irascible enough to, once they heard it, start confabulating evidence for a general "decline and fall of classical music" that would be the subject of all the rants in their upcoming classes.

(by Elijah Shiffer)



The crowd below clamors for clemency, their clangor wafts up the sheer white walls of the minaret and I, loosed from a dark den below ground, sit before the imam, his luminous caftan almost as bright as my spirits, until, in an irascible voice, he lets me know I will never be leaving: “The crowd is dangerous but easily controlled with a little confabulation--I cannot release you, if you were never here,” and I mither a pathetic plea as I am taken and all again is darkness.

(by fdrisc)


"I don't consider myself an irascible person," complained Mrs. Stokes to her therapist, "nor should I wish to be thought of as paranoid, but when those darned kids insist the only way they can confabulate with each other is by banging on pots in Morse code, I begin to suspect the resulting clangor is intended primarily to mither me." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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