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:

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In a desperate effort to win back the affections of Lucinda, the sweetheart he had so foolishly jilted, Melvin concocted a scheme which would prove either a brilliant success or an ignominious failure: he would get himself up in a a hurdy-gurdy man's outfit complete with wig, mustache, fedora, vintage hurdy-gurdy, and rented monkey with chain, station himself at the entrance of Johns Hopkins where she practiced as a brain surgeon, and once the loved one hove in sight, grind his way back into her heart by playing their favorite Stone's tune, "Miss You." (by mtc)

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As the scion of local benefactors, it was ignominy enough being the laughing stock of the town when everyone realized that I was head-over-heels in love with a circus performer, but even worse was being jilted during a public event, and having her new lover heave in sight – the gaudily bedecked hurdy-gurdy man, with his monkey tipping a tiny hat to collect coins as they approached.


 

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 12, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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