Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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I managed to hold my tendency to use diphthongs in abeyance throughout the Spanish reading exercise, only because my teacher raised his cane every time I was about to use a diphthong in place of a monophthongal sound (saying 'ear' for the spanish word 'ir' for instance), reminding me of my mother's spurtle which she deftly used to reach every last bastion of under-construction lumps in the porridge and crush them before they could harden. (by QuaQua)

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When mice invaded the bastion of grandma's kitchen while she was cooking porridge, she could not hold them in abeyance through vocal intimidation (yelling at them in a loud imitation of their monophthongal utterances: "eee! eeeee!") so she was forced to resort to batting them with her spurtle. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 07, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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