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:


As the Probe landed, with a puff of dust, it actuated a response and the message went out, from Illustrious Presiding Justice Pando Mash-Fa-Line, President of the Red Planet, and it was by a quirk of reception, or perception, that Martin Elginbrod – floating in the Medical Suite of Vessel EARTH SURVEYOR SPQR – just happened to catch it and find that the strange and seemingly random combinations of vowels and consonants made sense to him, translating to:

"Calling all Martians, to take a Stand! Earthmen Invaders approach our Land! Prepare to Attack! And Make them Draw Back! All of our Spacecraft are fully Martianned!"

in a way, this audio perception might be considered rather akin to looking at a doodle, or a cloud and seeing a recognisable likeness of your Grannie, or Charlie Chaplin, though no-one else might see it – pareidolia, the psychologists call it when carrying out their Rorschach Tests with inkblots, to help them peer under the defences of your subconscious!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, November 26, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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