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:


"Look!" cried Maude this morning, chucking a small jewellery casket onto the table, "it's only 'yer man', the Very Reverend Angus Mc-Fucking-Angus sending me quote Yuletide Remembrances of Shared Experiences unquote and a conciliatory piece of quartziferous tinsel, I mean Daphne, I ask you?" and Daphne picked up the box, opened it, removed an item of jewellery nestling on a little bed of velveteen, took a jeweller's eyeglass from her purse, screwed it into her eye and examined the large-stoned ring under the bright light of her desk-lamp: "as I thought, dearest heart, a Siberian Diamond ring probably once upon a time in the possession of Catherine the Great, if you fetch down that volume of correspondence by the British Ambassador to her Court in St Petersburg you'll see he mentions it in a suggestion to the Foreign Office of the time that it would go rather nicely with the Crown Jewels, I think a couple of spies or whatever they called hit-men then, Pancho MacFarlane and Dunfermline Doubleday were despatched post-haste to try to obtain it by whatever means they could, but they were last heard of en-route to Internal Exile in Siberian Diamond Mines when their sledge-train was set upon by wolves and all the people on it were believed dead, or worse, if you press me on a price, I'd say, on a goof fay at auction, if President Putin sends a team to bid against HM the Queen, it could easily go for roundabout £500 million smackeroonies, but don't quote me on that, or alternatively, it could just be part of a BOGOF at Poundland!"


(by MissTeriWoman)


At Yuletide
I tried
For those who hate
To please
And appease
And conciliate
Tinsel tied
A quartziferous bauble
To heal
The weal
Left by our squabble
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Monday, December 25, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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