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:


“Dammit!” exclaimed Detective Inspector Malroy as he scrutinized his cell phone screen, squinting (instead of using his reading glasses), which created a deep ruck above the bridge of his nose, while he wondered why this small electronic device made it so easy to cede all aspects of his life to his job, and swallowing the last chunk from his serving of Twelfth cake, he began to choke on the delitescent bean.

(by wordgirl)


"Oh, it's for 'twelve cakes,' not a 'Twelfth cake' all right," Teresa calmly obliged as she scrutinized the order, a premonitory ruck creasing her brow shortly before she ceded self-control to the winds. (by mtc)


My dear, I want to thank you for hosting such a lovely affair – so nice to have none of that ruck one encounters at a public venue, but perhaps I should have taken more care to scrutinize just what it was that you put into that Twelfth cake or the wassail bowl, for I must cede to you that I’ve never found myself in such a state the next day, face and clothing rucked from falling asleep at the table, after any other party.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 05, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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