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:



Justin’s penalty in strip football was to remove his clothing piece by piece as his team fell behind in scoring, and not even his backward-facing rally cap could help him at the end, so when he joggled into his neighborhood Starbuck’s for a refill, still somewhat hopped up on the bean, since he was a teetotaler and had matched his beer guzzling buddies drink for drink with high-octane coffee, a group of older female customers attired in orchidaceous hues to match their favorite flowers were jolted from a torpid state induced by a long meeting of the local flower growers’ society, and foreswore their caffeinated beverages.


(by wordgirl)


The morning of the game, I got so hopped up on the bean that I couldn't stop joggling, and later in the day my caffeinated tremors became so extreme that my rally cap fell of my head, and that wasn't good: you see, it caused the team I had bet on to lose, and that's how, in a dramatic change of fortune, I was forced to sell off my orchidaceous treasure, my priceless Blaschka glass flowers.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 15, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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