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:


"Where am I?" or at least, that was what Martin Elginbrod meant, but what actually came out was a kind of borborygm, a belch or a fart, and the voice in his ear whispered: "not so self-assured now, without our henchman to watch our back, are we? why, fiddlesticks! not only no Minder, not even your propugnaculum – what is an Advocate sans his wig and gown? an ordinary mortal – if they prick us, do we not bleed? you've bled plenty in your sordid scurrilous life, ain't you dearie?" the voice tone and syntax changes unsettled him even more than the weightless, floating sensation, that reminded him of an afternoon spent – oh, some 25 years ago, he supposed – in the Edinburgh Flotarium, in Stockbridge, but wherever he was now, it was certainly no Flotarium!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, November 19, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7815 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.