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:


Nobody would have predicted that our oyster-bed restoration crew was such a well-polished synergy, but the fact remains that everyone tolerated the billingsgate Scott frequently spouted in opposition to all forms of pollution and habitat destruction, as well as the squelchy noises of our electronic mud-manducator which provided us with a suitable substrate; in fact our friendly attitude was a win-win situation.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


During the triduan Festival of the Stinking Rose, cooks cleave, crush and combine garlic into every possible sort of comestible , but until I attended, I had not been cognizant of garlic’s role as a dessert item until I manducated it – with some trepidation -- incorporated into ice cream and dipped into melted chocolate.

(by wordgirl)


This was my first time experiencing Lloyd's gargantuan, leathery meatloaf, so I was not cognizant of the process by which it got to my plate: after everyone had eaten as much as they could on the day it was made, they clove the remainder in two for the purpose of the following two days' dinners, this triduan process resulting in the third portion's becoming nearly impossible to manducate.

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 08, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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