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 all a bit like that old Nursery Rhyme, I'm sure you'll know it:

If you depose,

What I propose,

I'll disavow thee;

Do I suppose,

That you oppose,

A Hobbyist like me?

When I compose

Lines apropos

The nose upon your face,

Your eyes appose,

On tips of toes,

The highs and lows of race;

For such as those,

Be friends or foes,

Can be no friends of mine,

Jactance in prose,

He comes and goes,

He glows near thee and thine;

For so-and-so's,

Who draw their bows,

He draws his own red line,

He caws and crows,

Lies back and shows,

The fog upon the Tyne;

But when the snows

Of winter froze

Your words upon your tongue,

Did you expose

The ebbs and flows

That mystify the young?

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 17, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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