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:


Although the serotinal heat and humidity in Houston had rendered most of the R&D staff lethargic and unable to perform any meaningful work, the honcho of HyTech slipped into a brown study and envisioned the molecules under scrutiny as potential new products being offered up to him on platters at a cocktail party, which triggered his “Eureka moment of chirality” -- when he realized that the D- forms of certain amino acids tasted sweet, but their L- counterparts did not, and therein lay the secret to a successful new venture.

(by wordgirl)


So the head honcho of our lab comes back from summer vacation with some kind of serotinal catatonia, almost like he's in a brown study or something, except there's nothing going on "up there," and the next thing we hear, he's gone and flipped some molecules around without regard for chirality, and the soon after that, the whole Louis J. Blackman wing of the Thompson building is up in flames. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 03, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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