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:

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The Director summoned his six Wise Men,

And challenged them all to "Name This Hen!"

The first, who said, "It's a Goose!" was Ben,

But, "No, it's a Grouse," said the Younger Len;

Whose elder Namesake cried: "It's a Wren!"

"Nonsense, an Owl!" mumbled myopic Den,

"That thing's no Fowl!" said Simon, then

Declared: "it's a Thingamajig, betcha Ten!"
The solution was solved by New Man, Glen,

Who said, to the Chief, Sir Norman Penn:
"It's a most anachronistic bird,

It's diet exclusively Jacob's Sheep's Turd!

It can only fly down from the Campanile,

It's cry is a horrible, gruesome Squeal!

It was bred as a Eurodeterrent, you see,

To scare off Migrants from over the sea,

And enhance the view as it loups through the rye,

Where the sourocks meet the heather in Milngavie!"

(Editor's Note for Sassenachs: Milngavie is pronounced Mul-guy)

(by MissTeriWoman)

1

Oh woe to those who thought to advance
The cause of Europe's Empire!
By fair and foul means to enhance
The slumbering flames of hell fire;
The campaniles have sounded chimes
Of unity, peace and accord,
The treaties were all signed and filed
In corporate EU drawers,
The eurodeterrent was proclaimed
To be the end of war,
Anachronistic laws were blamed
For causing strife, and more;
But all the while a vengeance burned
Bright in the English heart,
And when the tide of history turned
From Europe they'd depart.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Friday, December 01, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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