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 Duchess of Dover is a flighty Nymphomaniac,

The Duke of Old Holborn was born a Kleptomaniac,

It really is impossible for one to be more wary,

Of the dangerous conditions which demand that we are chary,

Of the London Girls and Boys who all assemble at the Bailey,

To be sentenced for an armshouse in which they seem to riot daily,

And the papers that report them do go into squalid detail,

Of the lives and loves and loves and lives of every male and female,

But the Lusty Lower Classes occupy the column inches,

So that Duchesses and Dukes can still enjoy their nips and pinches,

Without the notoriety that might induce a belly laugh,

Should their likenesses be published in the pages of the Telegraph;

But perhaps a Sociologist

Recalling that he saw them pissed,

In the Wig and Gown that afternoon,

Will apply himself and very soon,

Publish a little monograph,

Entitled 'How the Upper Half,

Are Granted Anonymity!'

In words of Grand Solemnity,

To prove to those who do not mind,

That Here, in Truth, the Law is Blind!

(With apologies from Miss Filbert,

To the great Librettist Gilbert)


(by MissTeriWoman)


I had intended to compose a serious monograph on the subject of the almshouses of Berkshire and the unfortunate outbreak of kleptomania they suffered at the end of the 18th century; however I was chary of doing so because of the contradiction of the word in association with gun crime amid the gang culture of our colonial brethren.

(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Monday, October 16, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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