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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After a little discourse with our dear old captain, I must respectfully opine that he don't know his horse latitude from his horse dung, and so boys, we're doomed -- now let's rectify the matter with some soporific Scotch. (by Rudi)


Any sailor who has rounded Cape Horn will opine that entering the horse latitudes provides a welcome relief from the continuous westerly gales of the Southern Ocean; though the fickle breezes mean a constant need to rectify the trim of the sails or even change course, the conditions are soporific in comparison to the freezing weather and boat-crushing swells left behind to the southward. (by Eli)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 10, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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