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:


Now, draw near my dears and let me just rede it to you, as it happened, on that fateful day of Imbolc, the Second of February, in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Nineteen, just as the snows began to fall on what was forecast to be the coldest night of the Winter (so far!) portending strange and mysterious events that would change my life, and those of my companions, Lulu Broon, Jasmine Juniper-Green and Little Levy Balquhidder's two Best Friends Forever, Luc Action Man and Columbine Action Woman – both back to toy-size, I carried Columbine in my back-pack and Lulu had Luc in hers, Jasmine had the bottle of Laphroaig; Lulu, Jasmine and I left Levy's house in Priors Walk and took the Bogle Burn road which runs past the new Borders Crematorium and the old Waird's Cemetery towards Rhymer's Stone, but taking the turn-off to the right which would lead us round the North Eildon and up to the shoulder between that and Mid Hill, there we were to look for what Little Levy called a Rabbit Hole, but assured us that we would be able to squeeze through; once in The Cavern, according to Little Levy, it would be a simple matter of using a compass and counting steps to find the entrance to Tunnel 39 which would take us to our destination; what none of us knew was that in 2038 CE, on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, two young women were being taken forcibly to a similar Worm-Hole to be transported through Time only, to the same place but in 2084 - the very same Space/Time location as us!

(by MissTeriWoman)


While working on a ranch as part of the witness protection program, Grantly Maroon became interested in Wicca and decided to perform an Imbolc ritual on the Saturday closest to February 1st, when he would get each of the cattle to jump over a fire in order to ensure their good health, but--acting without rede and mistaking the size of the fire needed for the ritual--Grantley planned to drive the animals over a large bonfire, which portended an impromptu Texas-style barbecue; fortunately, one of his friends, realizing the size of the fire she was helping to prepare, called animal protection, but by the time officers arrived, the feds had already snatched Grantley Maroon off the ranch and out of that identity, and had sent him down the rabbit hole. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 02, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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