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:


Manny had done his utmost to prepare for the Pleasantville Olympiad—jumping jacks, squats, and the like—but he hadn't chosen a sport, and now it was time:  he wasn't eager to ski in snowbroth, and he didn't like games with balls, and while he felt some affection for bullfighters and their swords, he didn't like games with bulls either, so in the end he decided to "borrow" a matador's estoque and use it to poke his way into a repechage among the town's second-tier fencers.

(by Rudi)


Yet, even as the toro enjoyed his surprising victory over the world famous matador, he knew he would now be slated for Sunday’s repachage, that a repeat of his snowbroth salvation was unlikely, and all the remaining toreros would be seeking his blood, and so, as the ambulance entered the ring amidst much tumult and disarray, the bull, doing his utmost to remain inconspicuous, quietly back out of it, turned, and made for the mountain meadows above the city.

(by fdrisc)


The matador gave his utmost attention to not slipping and sliding, but his little black satin slippers gave him away, and down he went into the snowbroth that was the residue of a highly unusual overnight meteorological event in this ancient city just south of the Pyrenees; whereupon the toro, which suffered from no such disability, made quick work of him and rendered him an unfit candidate even for the repechage that might have permitted him to fight again on Sunday during the festival's grand closing event. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, August 12, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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