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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The Dean's next visitor was much more to his liking: Sir Peveril MacFarlane, on this occasion unaccompanied by his manservant, Dirk Doubleday, sat elegantly and surveyed the Dean through guileless blue eyes until the churchman began to find the silence oppressive and was moved to break it: "a glass of port, Sir Peveril, or perhaps you would prefer the product of your own native land?" and Sir Peveril's lips twitched: "now it would verra much depend on which particular distillery ye war thinkin aboot, Dean," and when the Dean said, "Laphraoigh," in reverent tones, which successfully disguised the fact that he was regifting a liquor which was not at all to his own taste, the Scotchman's face lit up like a beacon with obvious delight and approval: "ma favourite indeed, it has the peaty tang o ma Island hame, though it saddens me that Ah havnae been able tae return fur ower mony years," and the Dean nodded sympathetically, although he always found these provincial, vernacular speakers quite difficult to understand, although he murmured something about trusting that his visitor would be able to enjoy a visit to the scenes of his youth well before reaching his senectitude; but the next thing the baronet said grasped the Dean's attention firmly as if by his balls: "wi regard tae yer application, or the recommendation I should say, put forward on your behalf by an established member, to join The Ring of Gold, we will be holding a very private Initiation Ceremony tomorrow evening, for yourself and one other Applicant; if you perform successfully, you will be sworn in as a Member of the most exclusive, most secret, most powerful Brotherhood of The Golden Ring, and welcome to participate in all it's Royal and Ancient Ceremonies, dedicated to the elevation of every Male Member, and subjugation of every Woman on this planet by Men: you will repeat the Solemn and Binding Oath of our Brotherhood and henceforth dedicate your entire being to the Conquest and Suppression of Feminism by Rigorous and Forceful subjection, use, abuse and humiliation of every person born Female, acknowledging that the Lord's only purpose in creating Woman, was for Man to Use her for Sexual Pleasure and Procreation, beyond that, and menial domestic work, she has no inherent purpose – her brain is small, her capability negligible, her contribution to society beyond serving as a receptacle for male emissions non-existent; Man is Master, Woman is Slave and J'Accuse onywan wha says different no only guilty o Mendacious Cant but Ah gaun further, an wud say Heresy; that was what God decreed in Genesis an oor Order is dedicated tae restoring that declaration and haein it pit intae practice in every nation o the wurld - an if yer ain mair diligent studies o the Scriptures than mine indicate ony erroneous misinterpretation on ma pairt, goanie no ca it mendacity, let's jist acknowledge it mutatis mutandis, gie or tak a translation fae the Greek, we refer tae God as He, so as a Man is Maister in Heaven, likewise Men are Maisters here oan Earth an there Ah rest ma case; an you, Dean, if Ah may say so, are the Ideal Member and Ah will be delighted an honoured tae welcome ye efter yer Initiation ramorra: wir Motto is Guid Health an Hard Up!" – which toast, the Dean repeated and then both men took a swallow of the golden nectar, and the Dean realised that he would have to tell his wife that he would be out tomorrow evening, oh, hopefully some idea would come to him, but he was not at all looking forward to the conversation, fully aware that there would either be a heavy price to pay or lengthy reprisals to be suffered!

(by MissTeriWoman)


Anne gave me a CD of 70's music, then blamed it on senectitude (but whether she meant hers or mine it was hard to tell.) When I regifted it to our Aunt Doris, with uncaring and barefaced mendacity, Anne then recorded a different version, purporting to have been from me, but mutatis mutandis, deleting the 70's hits and replacing them with 60's classics.

(by OldRawgabbit)
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