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:


From a safe vantage in an interstice among the boulders, through the dim and blood-drenched light, Milquetoast witnessed a phantasmagoric struggle between the Demogorgons and Demiurges as they vied shoulder to shoulder for control of the storied Golden Cauldron. (by mtc)


"'Milquetoast,'" said the big Demogorgon to the little demogorgon sitting in his lap, "is nothing more than a Frenchified version of 'milktoast,'  and if you want to grow up to be a phantasmagoric monster like daddy and not a milksop, you've got to lick your cauldron clean." (by mtc)


The mortal milquetoast quivered in fear as the witches added eye of newt and a clipping of the man’s hair to the bubbling cauldron, from which a phantasmagoric Demogorgon appeared out of the steam.

(by wordgirl)


"It's a great gig," the Demogorgon gushed, "fakeup artists to make you look like a phantasmagoric monster, sitting around for eight hours doing nothing but stirring a cauldron, scaring the pants off milquetoasts, I love it!" (by mtc)


Tired of being dissed as a milquetoast and a wimp, Throckmorton "came out" on Halloween as a phantasmagoric Demogorgon, stirring a cauldron of stage blood for sensational effect. (by mtc)


With his invited guests gathered round a steaming cauldron of cheese fondue, the Demogorgon proved a most able host, pattering amiably as he regaled them with a slideshow of phantasmagoric pictures from his family album, interspersing comments along the way, e.g., "Here's one of me, creating the Earth," "There's more cheese in the kitchen," and "Didya see that milquetoast jump!" (by mtc)


With the psychopomp leading him tightly by the hand down the winding, rocky trail deep into the sulfurous cauldron, Milquetoast shuddered as one lurid, phantasmagoric scene after another unfolded before him, until at last, rounding a bend he saw surrounded by attendant spirits and a ring of fire, the terrifying visage of the Demogorgon. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 31, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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