Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Kyle remembers his mother telling him that she had such a bad case of pica during her pregnancy with him that she needed to consult a maverick doula who was a self-proclaimed "world authority on dreck" in order to take her mind off the potential tastiness of dirt and garbage in the most systematic and satisfying way possible.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Yesterday we saw a cineast's brain eating pasta made from film stock; the pica on display today is of a doula who compulsively eats any undiscarded dreck she can find in the home of the baby she has just helped deliver, usually to the relief of the parents who tend to dread the rare instance when she doesn't have this compulsion because that portends that the baby will grow up to be a stubborn and powerful maverick who will seek to alter the town's consensual architectural decisions by demanding additaments designed to represent the cognitive dissonance in the townfolks' cherished norms and morés.

(by aslam)


The ex-governor was famous as a political maverick, but her culinary unorthodoxy was a closely-guarded secret: namely, when, in her adolescence, she worked as a doula in remote Eskimo settlements, she developed an irresistible craving for the dreck that is the residue of natural childbirth, and this odd pica, in turn, accounted for her vehement opposition to medically assisted abortion. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 28, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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