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:


Now, say what you will about Hackensack – and be assured, whatever you do say will be merely repetitious, for everyone already had, and had expressed, a view and they came from all sides, that is all 360 degrees, of the political spectrum – no-one ever suggested that, with his success as a businessman, a writer on just about every subject anyone could possibly mention, a publisher and propagandist, and his personal wealth, he advocated a chrysocracy, which is to say, government dominated by, and for the benefit of, the rich, oh, no, no, no, no, no – his affairs may have been byzantine and as complicated as those of Parvus, with whom he was said to have been involved in several partnerships, but like Parvus, the pendulum always swung most definitely towards the Left - after all, it was only through the strength of character of Hackensack that the extremely booky and unsociable Socialist Vladimir Ilyich visited Cabaret Voltaire at all, the activities of frivolous avant garde poets and painters, singers and song-writers, actors and cultural anarchists being the kind that Lenin instinctively jibed at, even if his walk home from the City Library did take him past the very doors of that Bohemian soi-disant revolutionary crew; but it was Hackensack who drew him through those doors, entreating, cajoling, enticing, inviting, encouraging, promising and eventually finding the Russian a seat in the auditorium, putting a tankard of beer in his hand, and pointing out Tzara, still only 18 and already one of Voltaire's most prolific and political writers: "he's the one to put your money on," murmured Hackensack, and immediately berated himself at the careless slip, for Lenin was as ascetic and high-minded as John the Baptist, Tolstoy and Buddha, and the very last person in Zurich to gamble!

(by MissTeriWoman)
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