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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Despite the indubitable historical (hysterical?) fact of his porphyrogenite (being in what is aft-times referred tae as 'Bum-Bee Tartan') and the Epic Tales of Blind Harry – the only plausible figure to emerge from the mists of time on that rain-swept land of mountain and flood, claymore and over-indulgence in Uisge Beatha – as the only definitive account of the Top Twenty Clan Chieftains afore the Vikings, tales sung and spoken in a lilting, rasping lisping, snarling, gasping, growling voice at once curt, and bloviate, fawning, and sternly staunch, whit could curdle goats' milk at forty paces with strong fumes of peaty Glen Fiddoch or sea-weedy Loch Inver, and notes of peach or soor ploom after 20 long years in old sherry casks rescued from the deep waters aff the Sound o Mull by the Nine Men o Morar, aye, an ah say it again, despite aw that, words fail me and any Human Bean to convey the claustrophobia of such a yin as he, born to bestride the Heathery Hills o the Clan MacFarlane's Proud Heritage, extending as far as the eye can see, from Lofty Mountain Peak to the Rocky Western Shore, from Golden Eagles' Eyries among the Towering Crags to the Tumbling Foam alang the Northern Coast, far and yonder, above and beyond, Maister o the World stretching from his Grannie's Heilan' Hame tae the Horizon in every direction, and now sitting in chains, in a tiny cell deep in the bowels of the Bronx Department of Corrections and awaiting arraignment on trumped-up charges relating to an incident twenty years ago in another jurisdiction and so it is that The Defendant humbly beseeches the Court to dismiss the putative charges against him and his Butler and allow them to once again breath in the sweet air of their homeland and in this plea, see included certificates from Dr Mahatma Kane Jeeves and Dr Hurree Uppan Goe which certify that both Defendants are suffering from Acute CDD – Chronic Detention Disorder – and have, at best, three weeks to live; which three weeks should in our submission be spent in their Native Land – in accordance with the United Nations Order 1745 on a Person's Right to Die in their Designated Homeland; Signed Sir Parlane MacFarlane and X (the Mark of Dominic Doubleday)

(by MissTeriWoman)


I am, at this present time, hidden within this tiny box - even though the claustrophobia it is causing is my worst nightmare and my heart is pounding at the confinement - trying desperately to write an answer to the ransom note that I have only just recently received, second-class post, ostensibly from a rather roguish rake dressed in the porphyogenite shade of purple of the old royal families that, sadly, are: no longer with us; present here today; still existing in notable circles; able to attend the current occasion; do not, now, have the willpower to get out of the house once in a while; be contenders; and finally, but not least of all; wear crowns and tiaras to parties and balls- and yet, though I can bloviate like a master, I have written not a word, and can think of nothing at all that can be put down on paper; be it ever so short or simple - which, ironically, is what I... oh, words here do fail me! (by Bardly Writ)


We await the porphyrogenite,
The coming royal babe,
The media seems to bloviate
On each and every page.
It gives me claustrophobia
Unable able to escape
This royal baby mania.
Word fail me! Take a break!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Friday, April 20, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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