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 protagonist of W. S. Gilbert's ballad "The Bishop of Rum-ti-Foo" encounters a crowd raising an unnecessary hue and cry over a fellow who seems to be in the throes of a primal sort of tarantism, because they have only a muzzy idea of the terpsichorean bijoux of Rum-ti-Foo.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


I was a jewelry designer and craftsman of some repute and could easily become distracted while working on some bijou, but I should have known to pay more attention when my wife refused to take her medication that morning and acted a bit muzzy at lunch time, so it wasn’t really a surprise when a hue and cry from the street outside our apartment window all but told me that the tarantism had once again taken control and she was performing in the street.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, May 16, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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