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:


"Frieze!" yelled Pollyanna Perkins, throwing herself through the doorway and into the crowded bar; unfortunately a new band, Fishbone Diagram, a Garage Grunge/Trash ensemble from Paisley had just launched into 'My Old Man's a Junket' and Pollyanna's entrance was, unsurprisingly, unnoticed by anyone except Carmine Rose, her lover, long-time companion and – surprisingly, considering how much she knew about Pollyanna – best friend, Head Bartender in Lucky Luke's Lounge, the New Best Place To Be in town; Rose handed Pollyanna a single measure of Laphroaig and said: "that's on the house, babes, but you want any more, it goes through the till; this crap comes off at 9pm and that's when you're on – don't blow it, I've mortgaged my job for your gig tonight!" so Pollyanna leaned across the bar, pulled Rose's face close to hers, and gave her the kind of kiss that melts snow in the deep midwinter, before sauntering through to the changing-room, cum broom cupboard, cum staff toilet, where the only mirror was balanced on a box of Jeyes Fluid and the light was a twenty watt candle bulb without a shade, which hung from a twisted flex and moved in the constant draught from the gaps in the floorboards and walls.

(by MissTeriWoman)


During a six-month period Garfield Smith made seventeen junkets to investigate opportunities for his federally-funded organization to aid some of the most poverty-stricken nations in the Global South, although his destinations were Turkey, Romania, Hungary, and Greece (where he bought a handsome ancient frieze featuring a procession of warriors in chariots, the relic paid for with funds from sources unknown and exported through channels unspecified), and when his constituents began to question these activities, his assistant Meliflua Boatswain held a presser in which she used an assortment of charts to explain the complex nexus of relationships involved in finding the root causes of developing-world poverty, while the reality was that Boatswain could construct all the fishbone diagrams she wanted, but she was a complete Pollyanna if she thought to distract us from the root cause of all these junkets, which was that the mice go where there’s cheese.

(by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 27, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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