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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I tried percussive maintenance,
And gave my comp a thwack;
It was a cuckoo thing to chance
And made the screen go black.
And now I sit bereft of comp
And blating, for my pains,
No engineer handgriths a chump
Who doesn't use her brains.
(by OldRawgabbit)

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"I do not hold with percussive maintenance,

As they may do in England or even France.

It isn't too late,

If you want to blate,

Or even indulge in a Cuckoo's dance;

I will put you in a deep hypnotic trance,

Where your Mother you'll meet as by happenstance,

In her handgrith feel safe,

With your Sister, no waif,

For a sibling's embrace, is your greatest chance!"

and Dr Freud's new patient lay on the couch with that complete relaxation which made it seem as if he was floating and the Doctor continued with his introductory session, taking Dada back to the bosom of his closest family, his mother and his younger sister, after they had been blessed with the death of the Brute!

 

 

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 01, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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