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:


The ugly duckling prince turned into an ugly king, and, upset by the disappointed glares of his subjects, passed laws to make sure his face was the only one anyone could see, turning the nation into an orwellian state, instating a punctilious dress code (masks required), and banishing all forms of art where the human face inheres. (by QuaQua)


Even the least punctilious groomer among them cringed at the nanny’s description of Morgellons Disease; and if these parents had thought that the subcutaneous, multi-colored, nano-bacterial fibers inhered only in ugly ducklings who would later emerge as Apollos with perfect, painless skin, they were sadly mistaken: the disease was the crux of an orwellian plot in which the schoolmasters applied bioengineered preservatives to their kids' lunchmeat so as to render them powerless cripples. (by Bovinity)


If his punctilious control over L'Auberge's affairs borders on orwellian, no visitor would guess that Pierre had been the pot-inspired ugly duckling of his class at hospitality school, once claiming that hotels should replicate the earthy festiveness that inheres in the paintings of Bruegel. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 27, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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