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:


As we descended into the kloof, a bevy of Cape francolins took flight so effortfully and noisily that their wings created a tourbillion; they had been so camouflaged on the ground that we didn't realize we acted as a sort of Typhoid Mary of fear among them.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Early this morning a bevy of township officials conducted Ms. Edna Sterngarten, dubbed "the Typhoid Mary of NGO administrators" for her role in infecting at least 200 individuals with live polio virus during a botched vaccination campaign, up into a remote, cliff-lined kloof where, after a lengthy musical ceremony (in which Ms. Sterngarten herself is reported to have participated, for she had had an earlier career as an operatic soprano), they cast her into a tourbillion near the headwaters of the Thaba-Tseke river. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, August 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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