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:


Well, it wud jist be ma misfortune tae huv nae opportunity for a private conversation wi the Swami theday, an the weather bein foul, there wisnae even the distraction o Shug's delphinestrian exhibitions, sae maist passengers remained either doon below decks or – if adventurous - spent some time in the Saloon; perhaps the only advantage in bein a child, bairn, nipper, wean, powhead, tadpole, sprat, or ony ither o a hunner pejoratives, is that o invisibility: no literally, of course, but in the perceptions o grown-ups; sae whiles a sat curled up in a corner wi a copy o Blackwoods, readin a very humorous article arguin the case fer Universal Time aw ower the Kingdom, an must admit ah did laugh oot loud a few times, ah also observed that instead o the usual pittin the Saloon clock back when the midday sun is owerheid, theday, when the gales everted the clouds an we got sicht o a sickly-lookin sun, the Steward hud tae pit it forrard, cos the Cutty Sark had actually been blown backwards! – an ah owerheard the amarinthine Swami remark tae ane o the waiters that he hoped the voyage wudnae tak fowerteen or fifteen weeks! ma heid started poundin at the thocht o bein stuck in a boat fer between three an fower months – it might be quicker oan a Dolphin!

(by MissTeriWoman)


Despite everting my trouser pockets in search of small change I still didn't have enough for Jimmy's go on the big carousel, so instead of the promised equestrian and delphinestrian rides we had to make do with the kiddies' ramshackle roundabout, where a flaking amaranthine frog, with its legless cohort of juvenile powheads, had been skewered into place long, long ago.

(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 06, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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