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:


Peter Paul, and his wife Mary, science fiction writers known for their purple prose and pecuniary interest in the horror movie genre, recently finished a B-list script about a predatory podocyte, a cell culture escapee from a Petri dish during an experiment gone wrong, which transforms into a humanoid trepan that preys upon real people, trapping and squeezing them with its many limbs and filtering the life-sustaining fluids from their bodies into its own.

(by wordgirl)


Gazing at the slide of the octopus-shaped podocyte he had projected on the lecture screen, Dr. Kildare became lost in a reverie about pecuniary considerations of the planned Children's Dialysis Center: The Fundraising Committee would have to trepan rich but wary donors who had heard one too many pitches in purple prose about how their dollars would be "well spent" on the latest noble cause. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 13, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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