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:


"The most unitive way to deal with these rowdy hoodlums", said the sheriff, who looked mighty fine in his fimbriated buckskin coat, "is to dump the whole kit and caboodle in the hoosgow!"

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Kit and Caboodle, two kissing gouramis with fragile, fimbriated tails, found life in their man-made aquatic hoosgow a pleasantly unitive experience. 

(by mtc)


Felonious, a man perversely proud of his criminal heritage who lived on the fimbriations of society, charged a well-known expert in heraldry to design an arresting coat of arms which scadalously depicted  a unitive caboodle of prisoners in black and white prison garb astride horses rampant, lances extended,   encircling a flaming crenelated hoosgow blazoned against a field of blue. 

(by mtc)


As a carniverous caboodle of piranhas, their ferocious jaws fimbriated with rows of razor-edged teeth, swirled around Sanchez with bloody unitive purpose,  he crossed himself in desperation, said a final prayer to St. Christopher, and wished and wished again he had never attempted to escape the hoosgow by braving the Amazon.

(by mtc)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 03, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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