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:


Noticing the subtle flatulence that accompanied each blow of Mr. Beemoth’s tuba, the boys chorus, in anticipation of next weeks solo tuba performance,  began bringing Mr. Beemoth–never one to have a quillet with free food–tasty treats concocted variously of cauliflower, beans, bits of cheese and old meat, and, come the night of the performance, the boys chicanery proved so successful that by the time Mr. Beemoth had finished his first dramatic tuba roundelay, the accompanying olid blasts had completely cleared the first violin section and left the cymbal player desperately waiving his instruments like a windmill in a full gale.

(by fdrisc)


The olid fumes of smoke vitiate my lungs even if smokers have sung a roundelay of freedom, for years purporting and then succeeding through chicanery, to make my desire to breathe freely a quillet versus their right to poison me liberally. (by Shortscribe)


In a particularly olid bit of chicanery, the con artist persuaded a jury to award him the rights to the line, "Na, na, na, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na," which recurs in the Lennon/McCartney roundelay "Hey Jude", by purporting to prove he had composed it himself back in 1960, and sung it to his little sister on the occasion of his victory over her in one of their infantine quillets. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, July 22, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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