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:


After that fateful visit by the snollygoster who sold Marc on the idea of becoming a top chef, the dorm kitchen became a microcosm of the cooking show world, accumulating an assortment of purportedly newer and better pieces of equipment, decorated with the scattered spills of various ingredients, as Marc grew ever more a fustilugs from his failed attempts to perfect a beer-based cheesecake recipe, with each frustrating session ending in the consumption of sodden masses of dough.

(by wordgirl)


A sodden, crapulous look on his face after a night awash in cheep beer, Melvin, a brilliant but unreformed alcoholic, staggered from the alley, raving incoherently about "snollygoster spies stealing plans for the 'microcosmic/macrocosmic contractor/expander,'" and giving his "fustilugs of a girlfriend memberships to Jenny Craig and a charm school." (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, October 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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