Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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With three magnificent bays in harness, the troika slid easily across the patches of ice and snow at the beginning of our journey, but with pluvial conditions in the south brought on by global warming, it might have been serendipity rather than guidance – or the brute strength of our horses -- that propelled us through the invasive clumps of triffids that poked out of the muddy melt.

 

(by wordgirl)

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It was serendipity that our troika of ecosystem biologists discovered how to eliminate the triffids during a pluvial spring in the old growth redwoods.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 13, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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