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 valetudinarian Primate of Goole, 

To his devoted sewer Mrs Kitty OToole:

"You may be one of the Seven Sidereal Sisters,

Who wed the Seven Punalua Misters,

But don't you go reading my tea leaves and treating me like a doddery ould fool,


(by MissTeriWoman)


The most valuable valetudinarian in the village, having convinced himself that his sewer was not responsible for his recurring illness, turned to astrology to find a sidereal cause for his perennial ill-health, but was discouraged in his efforts to fault the stars when his personal doctor attributed his life-long suffering to consanguinity brought about by punalua – to which exotic practice his forefathers were introduced while on a journey to Africa.

(by harishkumar09)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 30, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7875 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.