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:


It took but a parsec for the Chef to hoist lumps from the pork barrel, spread them on her work surface, comminute them into the mince required, mix them with herbs and stock in her pot and Lo! the slumgullion was bubbling in her biggest stewpan, another Dish of the Day was well on it's way; she thought back to her encounter with the five travellers from Gotham City and smiled to herself: the guy might be old enough to be her Father – strike that, Grandfather – but Hey! sometimes a gal can't be too choosey, and she had no intention of sacrificing her dreams to a life in MacFarlane County, like her Mammy and Grannie had; the guy didn't look bad, in fact he was decidedly good-looking and witty and if she was any judge of people – which she knew she definitely was – he was a good catch and when it came to catching guys, Jinty MacFarlane was an expert, so, she decided that if there was going to be a Mrs Kaplan, she would definitely be the one!

(by MissTeriWoman)


Filling the pork barrel,
Noses in the trough,
Morals of slumgullion
They never have enough!
One day, in a parsec,
Dictatorships will fall
A greater comminution
Will pulverize them all.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 10, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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