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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Which was when Bernie caught sight of a poster advertising the charms and abilities of Teenie fae Troon! a petite, nubile girl identical in form to the known victims of the oxymoronic Chic Cowcaddens, almost perfectly formed to attract the interest and attentions of that serial rapist of young girls; "yes," muttered Bernie, "an obvious target for him," and he hurried back towards the Café and soon met up with Sadie, whom he soon told of his discoveries: "so we are going to the Empire tonight, to keep a watch for the presence of that monster!" as they sat in the Café again, Bernie related the conversation which had taken place and described the reactions of Mrs Singer: "she doesn't like some of the 'guests' her employer brings to the house," said Sadie, who then told him of her discussion with Betty: "I do think I can get closer to her," she continued, "she doesn't seem to have anyone else to confide in, probably doesn't trust the other staff, and may have good reason for that, and if our knowledge of Doubleday, in his latest incarnation, is anything to go by, the 'alow-stairs slavey', young Gracie Westwater, would be in ideal target for his depraved intentions;" and Bernie agreed, adding: "and the frequent visits by AKA will play a part in all that: the house must be awash with testosterone, and we don't know anything about the part played by the Driver/Handyman, Jimmy Tough; I need to find out more about him – I don't see Elginbrod employing a man whose behaviour doesn't in some way mirror his own, after all, he will need to have some kind of hold over him, to ensure absolute loyalty, doesn't Shakespeare say something about keeping friends close and enemies even closer?" to which Sadie, sipping her tea and looking at him over the rim of her cup, asked: "what about frenemies?" causing Bernie to splutter with laughter on his coffee: "probably keep a good grip but hold them at arm's length, so you can see the knife they're trying to stick in your back!" and it was Sadie's turn to laugh, then ask: "what's next then? we've got most of the day before we need to go to the Empire, and I need a break from head-scratching," and Bernie reached out for her hand: "perhaps we should go back to yours and plan our campaign and maybe . . . . ." and Sadie squeezed his hand back, ". . . . . have some R and R?" at which he grinned, and said: "I was thinking more of S, E and X!"

(by MissTeriWoman)


As the company sank slowly into the sunset, one of our last diversions was watching management’s Vice-President in Charge of Productivity, Mandrake Dalrymple, welcome the liquidation specialist’s Workplace Consultant, Giles Galvanise—both experts in corporate efficiency, an oxymoron if ever there was one—to his little kingdom at headquarters: frenemies since the time they had been prep-school bullies thirty years before, Dalrymple and Galvanise could confront the most head-scratching problems of business organization with cool calculation, but any idle moment was spent in polite cat fights, where the flamboyant Dalrymple and the still-preppy Galvanise cast their contemptuous gazes upon one another, alow and aloft, each sneering at the other’s respective sartorial addictions, from sockless Sperrys to paisley cravat and from cap-toe oxfords to Brooks Brothers tie, as they dropped acid remarks about one another’s career choices and professional abilities.


(by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 08, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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