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:


After the undercover cop busted the biker and the gambler for carrying concealed weapons and assault, and gave the peckled kid a kick in the pants, Boobs counted her lucky stars the cop had released her without charges, and keeping the Yarborough as a souvenir, she trudged back to her lonely flat where she promptly crashed, cards in hand, while reflecting that her iridescent bleb had popped, and the bird of happiness had saponaceously slipped her grasp once again. (by mtc)


As the cards were laid out over the blebs in the old table top, the biker cursed, swearing that no game could possibly have two Yarboroughs with four of a kind without a stacked deck, and proceeded to pull out a switchblade and flip it open, causing Boobs to scream and the peckled-face boy to pee his pants, followed by Eli’s usually saponaceous voice growling, “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”, while he reached down for the .45 in his valise, and the homeless guy rummaged in his ragged coat pocket and pulled out a badge.

(by wordgirl)


It had been a long hard road that brought burned out stripper "Boobs-a-Plenty" to the off-strip Vegas dive that day, looking nothing like her former self in an overstuffed tube top and blond wig she had just bought on sale at Walmart, but as she surveyed the peckled collection of rejects round the bleb-pocked card table, a washed-up gambler with a saponaceous reputation she thought she recognized as "Slippery Sam," a tattooed biker with needle tracks marching up his arms, and a hollow-eyed homeless man smelling of the street, the chips were down, and the four nine Yarborough peeking over the top of her tightly-clenched hand told her this just might finally be her lucky day. (by mtc)


Eli Bunch was known as Slippery Sam to most of the security professionals in town for that saponaceous talent which had allowed him to slip through many Vegas casinos for years before being detected as a card counter, but now banned from them all, he found himself playing five-card stud in a dive with a peckled-face teen, a tattooed biker, a rather disheveled and perhaps homeless man who had parked a shopping cart in the corner of the room, and a working woman using spandex to stuff too much into a rather skimpy tube top, on an old pool table with blebs in the felt, as he recalled card games of the past when a Yarborough might have tempted him to bet against himself, but right now, with only a three showing, he was holding all four sixes.


(by wordgirl)


"He planned to cheat by marking cards greater than nine with tiny blebs and peckles, and win the bet on the Yarborough that way," the Gaming Department detective explained, "but a sharp-eyed kid in the crowd asked his father 'why the Jack has three eyes?' and blew the whole saponaceous scheme wide open." (by mtc)


Eight year old mathematical prodigy Pascal jumped from the chair at his desktop computer, clapped his hands, and shouted "Mom! Mom! One thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven to one!" after the peckled pattern on the monitor screen snapped into a bleb-shaped graph which neatly solved the saponaceous "Yarborough Probability" problem. (by mtc)


Playing with a Yarborough, he decided to bluff and play the stakes high; when the others on the table called it, he became peckled with blebs - a very prominent tell of his - and not even the most saponaceous of hand towels and bottle lotions could hide his anxiety. 

(by JustAnInkling)
The Quandary for Monday, December 30, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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