Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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The profligate Mcleod twins thought they could import their libertine lifestyle to the lakeside from the highlands, but they were unaware of a kelpie autochthonous to the loch, which changed from dreaded monster to antihero in the minds of the locals when it eliminated the annoying outsiders by consuming kith and kine, leaving behind naething but a wee plaid rug-like hairball.

(by wordgirl)


Among the most curious autochthonous myths of Ireland is the story of Amergin mac Eccit, a celebrated poet and warrior who led a notoriously profligate life as a rake and libertine, eventually becoming an antihero of sorts, until one ill-starred night he tempted fate by seducing the beautiful goddess Morrigan, thus angering her warlike sister Macha who with a wave of her bronze-tipped spear instantly transformed Amergin into a silk-maned kelpie doomed to ply alone the chilly rivers and loughs of Ireland time without end. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 26, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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