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:


Michael, a pharmaceutical tycoon and munificent philanthropist, invented a drug to treat diseases spread by fomites like gingham apparels.

(by Fruitzebra)


Hugo Rastapopulos, shipping magnate, auto genius, and sugar tycoon, who had recently unraveled an international textile brand in south eastern China (which produced apparel for men, tailored from a local weave of gingham) made himself seem munificent with prices and welcomed critical accolades for his prescience on economic success but was oblivious to the potential for his downfall with the cloth being a fantastic fomite to a rare strain of lethal skin bacteria.

(by akshayats)


It is high time we had a conversation with the clothing tycoon, Mr Maddocks, regarding his admittedly munificent donations of gingham shirts which, for some reason, serve as ideal fomites for influenza and seem to be spreading the virus to the local populace.

(by cwbr)


The grand industrial tycoon liked to demonstrate his munificence by presenting a cheery new gingham suit or frock to each of his workers' children each Labor Day , but he recoiled from their hugs and kisses of gratitude, sensibly fearing these little fomites might easily communicate some of their pestilence to his own person. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, September 06, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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