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:


"Perfect," said Sam Smiles to Tavish Dalwhinnie, as they both lowered their glasses and grinned at each other; they had watched the hawk as it stooped and dived and hit the drone fast and furious – the explosion had been instantaneous and the tangle of bird, plastic and metal had dropped like a stone was the grace note; in Bonchester Bridge the image of the house had suddenly vanished from Flora's screen and the four watchers sat back, cursing – Crystal was immediately on the phone to the Guys but the ringing tone went unanswered, so she killed the call: "must be a fault, they're probably trying to find out themselves," but they weren't; when Sam and Tavish reached the van, about a mile from the house, they found the Boys, as they called their Lamplighters, sprawled on the floor, both were unconscious, headphones still clamped on and both suffering – though at first the two Officers didn't know it – from burst eardrums, from the intensified BOOM they had been hit by simultaneously; this, Sam and Tavish had begun to surmise, once the Paramedics the summoned made their initial assessment, and it was confirmed in A & E at the BGH by a young Registrar – although he had no idea what kind of noise had caused the trauma: "heavy metal," he guessed, "with the volume set dangerously high, some people never learn till it's too late," and the prognosis wasn’t good, so Sam and Tavish left the hospital, they still had to break the news to the Hawker that his top hunter had died in action but he would be recompensed by the Scottish Government, as if money would ease his grief; "div ye tak moi fer a vulgarian?" asked Tam Snoad when the subject was raised, "thon wis Rose-Marie, nemmet efter ma late wife, in fond remembrance, an anticipation o wur reunification," - for Tam was no heterodox, his Faith was Bible black-and-white, every word interpreted literally, and he paid no heed to the pickleball of Theological debate; he and his wife would truly be reunified on his own demise, somewhere on sunny uplands, where the air was pure and the skies vast enough for his hawks to soar, seek, spot and kill, and Tavish presumed that Rose-Marie (the hawk) would be there by now, perched on the gloved hand and wrist of Rose-Marie (the Dear Departed) and Sam had to batten down the urge to ask Tam which Rose-Marie he was looking forward to being reunified with the most.

(by MissTeriWoman)


The final of the 2054 Pickleball World Cup was a game for the ages, featuring the unexpected match-up of two players who were the ultimate antithesis of each other, with the vulgarian gangrel Clatfart Maginty, renowned for his powerful scudding serve, face full of bling and formulaic yet deadly game strategies, fronting up against the heterodox Minecrafter Jorrobee Holoraby, who once more brought her sweeping back hand, surprising changes of pace and the welcome grace notes of her spontaneous twirling dance routines to the party.

(by The Masked Pimpernel)
The Quandary for Friday, November 22, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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