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:


Winsome lass, you tantalise me
With your naive girlish charms;
Naught you do could now surprise me
Nor could prise me from your arms.
Even your householdments please me:
Chairs with fabric wales that tease me!
(by OldRawgabbit)


Bloomsday! she knew it as well as she knew her own name, she knew it when she saw the Policeman cycle past on a Penny-Farthing, his helmet secured by a leather wale which ran under his chin, his cape billowing behind him as he turned and rode over the Ha'penny Bridge and the Liffey flowed under, carrying her memories; she knew it when the winsome Barmaid gave her a tantalizing smile and handed her a glass of sherry without needing to be asked; she knew it when the fat man waddled past the window of the pub, carrying a piece of householdment that would not have been out of place in the Convent, and those memories slid under the door along with her bitter tears and regrets; she knew it even better than she knew what she was wearing, beneath the summer frock in white taffeta that was short enough to show her ankles and the red boots that she had never seen before; she knew it when the man with the straw boater pushed open the door and walked straight towards her table, pulled out the chair opposite her and sat down, before calling to the barmaid: "Suzie, can we have two glasses and a bottle of the red you've been kind enough to keep for us," then took off his hat and laid it on the table between them; she knew it when she noticed for the first time that his eyes behind round owlish spectacles were pale green and not the blue she would have expected, that there were shadows under them as if he had not slept well for several nights, that his nose was straight and his moustache was like a fat hairy caterpillar resting above lips that were moving as he spoke, though she could hear no words, her whole attention being on the caterpillar which she expected to continue it's journey across his face, perhaps to disappear into the right ear and the caverns of his mind; she knew it when out of the clear and cloudless sky a single raindrop fell and touched her cheek as they walked past the Four Courts, and yet she was still sitting in the pub watching him speak soundlessly and the raindrop might have been only a memory or perhaps just an anticipation of what was yet to happen; and she knew it quite definitely and surely when the saucy Barmaid put two glasses down and poured the blood-red wine into them without even handing the bottle to him, her eyes being fixed on her and then winked, such a wink as she had never seen before, a wink full of expectations and promises, of knowledge and deceit and yet of innocence too, of an acquiescence that simply accepts we are who we are, where and when we are, and that our life is lived while the river flows past and so!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, June 16, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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