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:


It was as if the mountain had consumed itself in a massive act of self-deglutition, for the rock ceiling which had been above them in the chamber, was now replaced with a night sky displaying a myriad of stars surrounding a gibbous moon which shone brightly directly overhead, and the two figures seemed to hang in apposition, backlit by the spotlights ranged below and focussed on the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, and through Alec Curle's mind, over which he apparently had no control, ran the rhyme:

Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
but Moses supposes erroneously;
For Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses
as Moses supposes his toeses to be; but even more curious, was the knowledge which seemed to possess him, despite his having no understanding of it's source, to wit, that the leading actors and actresses in a musical film which he already knew had not yet been produced, would in the course of their careers accumulate more EGOTs than any other in the history of Hollywood Musicals but, which was all the stranger, he had never in his life been to a cinema to see such frivolity and had no notion what the particular one that had loaded itself into his brain was to be called, or what it's plot would be; he just knew, and he suddenly realised that he was still holding tightly onto Connor O'Hare's shoulder, as they spun, arms and legs akimbo, like a boomerang and he had a long moment to wonder whither they were heading and whether they would return from whence they came – wherever their origin might be!

(by MissTeriWoman)


Although I have admired Audrey Hepburn's beauty, talent, and fashion sense for more than 50 years, it is a bit of a surprise to find her among the very few EGOT winners, especially when her work is apposed to that of other worthies in the industry: when it is considered that her Oscar and Tony came at the beginning of her stardom, when almost everyone was bewitched by her fawn-like beauty and charm, and that in her 60s--although her slenderness by then suggested someone unfamiliar with the act of deglutition--her lovely elegance remained unimpaired, and her humanitarian work and dignified grace had made her so universally beloved that she was awarded her Emmy and Grammy posthumously, it is tempting to wonder if she would have won so much acclaim for her talent had some bad fairy gifted her at adolescence with gibbous shoulders or a pot belly. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 16, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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