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 Indian army wanted to promulgate an image of the ideal jawan -- no fustilugs or desk jockey, but a trim muscular poster boy -- a fitness buff, jogging up a steep mountain trail, sliding and running down a couloir, and scrambling up a rope ladder to scale a 5-metre wall.

(by wordgirl)


The twenty-year-old jawan returning from battle jumped on a tomato- and sweat-stained fustilugs and they tumbled down the bumpy, snow-covered slope of a couloir; this scene was captured and promulgated in the New York Times, granting them eternal fame and embarrassment thanks to the picture of the soldier being squashed under the bulk of his opponent's posterior. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


Thousands of Indian jawans spilled down the freezing couloirs of Nanga Parbat  like an avalanche, overwhelming Pakistani army positions in Gilgit-Balistan along the two countries' jagged, mountainous border after the Daily Jang promulgated an article excoriating Indian President  Pranab Mukherjee as a "fat, warmongering fustilugs."

(by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 12, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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