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:


With a herculean effort of will, Teri rejected the obvious solution to that festering region beyond the black stump and from the nimiety of options already closed off to her focussed her mind on the opportunity offered by the one route still left unprotected – she raised her hand, signalling to Aunty Crist that she refused to be beaten and, with all eyes upon her, slapped down the final tile and with zeugma scooped both her Aunty and the pot, standing at £74.17p with a cry of “to The Ship Inn, girls - first shout's mine and last lass there stands the second yin!” and as the cousins charged through the door to the hallway, Cristobal exchanged glances with Daphne and Maude and when Maude said, “it seems the Elephants have left the room,” they all fell about, rocking with laughter, until their sides hurt!

(by MissTeriWoman)


The nimiety of bros and superficial people around me caused me to become lethargic and unwilling to find a better place for myself; but with a herculean effort, I finally got up and moved (zeugmatically) beyond their distractions - and the black stump.

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 26, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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