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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And so while Doopeltag passed the nails to Martin Luther he observed that there was a kind of radiance about the monk's sweating face and he asked what the purpose was in this nailing of theses to the Church door; Luther paused and gazed shrewdly at the man, a rough and burly sort of fellow, as though he were seeking a clew in his appearance as to his character; behind the bluff exterior there was something forlorn that chanced to creep around his eyes: "come Brother," said Luther as he banged the last nail into the wood, "join me for a draught of ale, that will help you chillax!"(Editor's Note: this account, found in Luther's own Protestant Diary, is the earliest recorded use of the word 'chillax' which he seems to have coined for his own use, along with several others which would appear to have been picked up by Shakespeare, whose own, well thumbed, copy of the Diary was found within the mattress of that infamous 'second-best bed' which he left to Ann Hathaway).

(by MissTeriWoman)


When first I saw dear Sally
She was angry and forlorn,
I told her to "chillax already"!
She laughed me to scorn.
Why had she lost her radiance?
I searched her for a clew
To lead me to some sapience,
To tell me what to do!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 02, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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