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:


Arthur Kitchy, a Cristo-wannabe scofflaw said to those gathered around him, “They’ll never colligate any evidence against me into a case -- not for wrapping Stonehenge in hot pink crepe to brighten the winter solstice, or for the ‘Sprinkler Incident’ at MOMA during the spring solstice, or any other solstitial crime, uh – work of art.”

(by wordgirl)


As he read the runic characters chiseled into the tablet he just unearthed, the archeologist was thunderstruck at his discovery: "On pain of death, let no scofflaw or disbeliever profane the sacred Solstitial Mysteries of the Druids colligated below: When the Sun in his ancient path touches the tallest standing stone with His fiery hand, that will be the 'Summer Solstice,' the time of warmth and plenty, and when He nears but touches not the shortest stone, the 'Winter Solstice,' the time of cold and want." (by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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