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:


Even though Jeremy told Jane, “There is nothing that will exhilarate the blood as much as a lively quadrille”, and Jane took this as a measure of his regard for her, Jane’s sister Sarah knew that this was only so much hooey from a lying gadabout, who told most of the young ladies in town that he loved dancing with them.

(by wordgirl)


"It was exhilarating, like watching a quadrille of fireflies in the night sky," the amateur astronomer explained his UFO experience to the local authorities whose skeptical looks seemed to say, "This gadabout is full of hooey." (by mtc)


Though adults with stunted imaginations may think of it as a lot of hooey, as a boy I remember well when Alice, a gadabout in Wonderland, spun exhilaratingly with her Lobster partner as they answered the Mock Turtle's call to "Change your Lobster, do see do!" in the fantastic Lobster-Quadrille. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, December 27, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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