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:


The proppant scudded down the pipe into the earth, bringing green to the pockets of the oil company executives and the previously unemployed who labored in the oil fields and nearby towns, but this process was simpatico with the disruption and pollution of mancamps and a runaway industrial boom, and not with planned residential infrastructure development for appropriate use of water and power, disposal or recycling of waste, and family housing consisting of white picket fences, green lawns, and beds of posies.

(by wordgirl)


"Fracking is simpatico with the environment, poses no significant health risks, and answers all our clean energy needs for years to come," the oil and gas industry representative confidently claimed, making the process seem as attractive, natural, and fresh as a posy, but failing to mention that "proppant" (sand or ceramic material suspended in high pressure water along with a corrosive, carcinogenic, and poisonous mix of formaldehyde, acetic acids, citric acids, boric acids, benzene, and radium among many other posy and people-killing chemicals) may not scud directly down the fracking pipe as planned, but instead take an unscheduled detour into the aquifers which supply our drinking water and end up in glasses on our dining tables--not as planned. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, February 03, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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