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:


I sign this confession in my own hand, and by this holograph swear that it was I who killed Mrs. Appleton, the impetus for my crime being the crime she inflicted on Jenny, my cow pony of 20 years; I entrusted Jenny to the Appleton farm to provide her with a sweet retirement and when I came for a visit, there was this snot-nosed chit in the dressage ring, a whip in her hand, a whip that brought blood to Jenny’s back, a whip the brought tears to my eyes, the same whip I used to burke Mrs. Appleton.

(by fdrisc)


Aaron's blog post from November 4, 2012 did not appear to be holograph: he seems too complacent with hierarchy-like political systems to have written, "Thinking about Mitt Romney's endorsing of something as excruciatingly unnecessary and frivolous as dressage always gives me the impetus to burke him, if only I had the means!"

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 07, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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