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 a wave of his wand, the thaumaturge cast a spell on Jim, turning him from a disinterested English student to a logomaniac; in this way, Jim was pressured to give his vox populi about artisanal foods as opposed to those prepared by his inexperienced cousin. (by Pikachu31415)


Tired of writing dialogue for his often logomaniac detective Sherlock Holmes, and of having to invent plots and clues that would show off his artisanal approach to crime-solving, Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his creation; he did not anticipate the resulting outcry, however, and although it seemed it would take a true thaumaturge to raise Holmes from the dead, once the vox populi had spoken, Doyle brought his character back with no more than a little plot-tweaking. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


The insatiable logomaniac devours the Urban Dictionary to feast on the vernacular of the vox populi, the Oxford Dictionary for its artisanal lexicography, Mrs Byrne's Dictionary for its recondite lexicon and The Devil's Dictionary, a vox dei in its wondrous neologisms, but written by a mortal thaumaturge, Ambrose Bierce. 

(by Thomas S)


The bizarre displays in the artisan gallary looked as if a logomaniac had conferred with the vox populi and transformed their words into a work of art that caused me to stare in awe, such as a thermaturge mesmerizes an audience.

(by solpneuma)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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