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:


Ichabod, my dear, you have suffered a terrible fright from your encounter with that acephalous creature, and so I offer you no banal beverage to soothe your spirit, but upon yon table, atop the scarlet damask, a powerful potion crafted from powdered alicorn mixed with sweet red wine to calm your jangled nerves.

(by wordgirl)


"This may be just the cure--an alicorn--to his banal tastes!" the decorator exclaimed as she unrolled the rich damask which depicted an acephalic dullahan, riding head in hand, flailing a human spine as a whip. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, January 24, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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