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:


Bloomsday: and to the skirl of Buck Mulligan's paper-and-comb, and drumming provided by a catheter and stethoscope which Stephen Dedalus just happened to have about his person, Leopold Bloom recited Homer's Odyssey while Nancy Drew, Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby (AKA PC49) and Haines took the parts of Odysseus, Penelope, Cyclops, Telemachus and Odysseus' dog among others – even Suzie the Barmaid was lured in and forced to perform as The Chorus and so well did she fulfil that role that she was flattered into play more and when Davy, the Landlord looked in to ask them to keep it a bit quieter, for wasn't there a Funeral Party just through the wall, who could hardly hear themselves grieve for the hilarity that was impinging upon their solemnity: "sure, the blurb in that there adver-tisement you wrung out of me, Mr Bloom, never mentioned Amateur Dramatics at Funerals, they'll be expectin the Ghost o Hamlet's Da in the Turd Act!" and he went to mollify the sombre group whose Wake seemed to be scarcely able to awake the Living, never mind the Quick and the Dead!

(by MissTeriWoman)


As the catheter started self-inserting, I began to skirl in pain as the "insertion will self-end at right depth" blurb in the ad was revealed a lie. (by aHEMagain)
The Quandary for Saturday, June 23, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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