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:


"For a cineast," he famously said, "films, even some bad ones, are cerebral and spiritual sustenance," which is what inspired the starving brain's ravenous devouring of the film stock pasta, an odd pica if seen literally but it doesn't imply the brain's descent into madness any more than the seemingly incongruous additament of a large HDTV to the optic nerve portends a diminution of intellectual heft.

(by aslam)


Gustatoria Montoya's case of pica began with her eating pink teddy-bear fuzz and 7B sketching pencils, and shifted to magazines: she subscribed to "Cineaste," not because she was a movie-lover, but because she found the chemical coating of the pages delicious; this additament to her diet made her stomach hurt horribly and portended that, unlike an MGM musical, she would not have a happy ending. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


My previous sympathetic pregnancy (a jolly event really) did not portend my current sorry state for, while my wife’s eclampsia actually requires bed-rest, my sympathetic response earns no actual sympathy, and so I endure in silence her new-found cineast enthusiasm for weepy chick-flicks interrupted by incessant demands for a little pica snack, her favorite being a little loam additament on the ice cream and herrings.

(by fdrisc)


"In my appetite for film I have developed a kind of pica, as it were," wrote the enormously influential cineast in his weekly column, "and I find I am only interested in consuming snuff movies straight out of the box, with no distracting additaments of plot or character development; what this portends for the Hollywood star system I am not prepared to say." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 27, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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