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:


As Goliath MacGillycuddy and his old friend Dai Davies made their way through the teeming streets of Jerusalem, it's markets thronged with erstwhile holidaymakers from Pontypridd and Llareggub who'd long overstayed their original welcome to the extent that they were now fully integrated with the resident population, the giant, in surprisingly mellifluous tones couldn't help but deliver himself of a homily on "ra futility o thinkin only aboot ra day an ra morra: cos ah'm a kinda prototype o whit kin become o onyane wha's re-born in the sicht o the Creator: see, yon Jesus Johnny, he's goat the gift o Heilin Hauns, kin mak the blin see agen, cripples pick up their beds an woks, Mutt an Jeff fowk hear burdies chirpin an loons whustlin, even men wha've snuffed it arise an gaun noo, an gaun tae Inishfree, or the bookies, or the chippie, doon ra Swannie, or onywhaur they wannie; efter ah've thankit him ah'm goannie jine his band o Merrie Men an spreed the wurd, mebbe even chinge ma auld name tae sumpn mair Christian, like Harry or Peter, an gaun aw ower the wurld proclaimin Him as the Messiah!" and Dai gied him a funny look as if to say, 'thon pebble's dun mair'n gie ye a wee spot o concussion, Golly, it's scrambled yer brains an mair aside – yer totally Mental!'

(by MissTeriWoman)


"To morra, and to morra and to morra," the ageing mariner and erstwhile thespian intoned in his mellifluous Australian accent, beckoning his stranded crew mates to join him in that ancient Italian game involving the fingers, "creeps by this piss-poor pace from day to day mate, to the last prototype of humanity's invention, and homilies such as these have only shown both dukes and dickheads the way to a dry and dusty death, so we may as well kill a bit of time while we can, what do yer reckon?"

(by The Masked Pimpernel)
The Quandary for Monday, December 16, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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