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:

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Some say the Earl of Oxford wrote,

The plays of Shakespeare, but I wot,

The answer's different, I'm assumin'

The author of them was, a Woman;

My reason's easy, so's my tack:

Ophelia and Lady Mac,

Are not the work of Man in tone,

Not penned in his testosterone,

Their words do not come from a Mister,

For surely they're writ by a Sister;

So who could write such shades of grey?

My money's on Ann Hathaway;

The sonnets, surely, give a clue,

From accents, colour, shade and hue -

Licit hillmen, hubris larruping,

Oft-times gather wher'ere the larks sing,

And speak of things best left unsaid

Before they take themselves to bed;

The one gift attached with a comma to the rest,

Is his, Will's, stipulation, that it shall be 'Second Best'!

(by MissTeriWoman)

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The hillman displayed larruping licit hubris after having brought the big horned antelope down to the ground with his bare hands.

(by karnnan)
The Quandary for Monday, May 09, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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