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 evidence was exceptionally flimsy;
The criminal was Burke.
The judge was weak, incompetent and mimsy,
The trial was hard work.
The Prosecutor tried to tell the story,
It fell on deaf ears,
"An old wives' tale" they stood and roared, he
Denounced their fears
As nothing but nocebos in their thoughts,
Censured them gravely,
And angrily he left the Public Courts
And quit Old Bailey.
(by OldRawgabbit)


All mimsy were the Old Wives' Tales

Of Nocebos that lurk,

In Nooks and Crannies,

Loved by Nannies,

Messrs Hare and Burke!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, October 23, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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