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:


He entered having, what appeared to be a two-bit book in his hand, so at its sight, her behavior displayed some hauteur, until she saw its title and the supernal name of its author, when her attitude suddenly changed as she exclaimed: “Happy New Year, darling, you are a real qualtagh, after all.” (by Margot Jack)


You can criticize my hauteur, but I only agreed to be qualtagh at this stinking party because I was led to believe there would be supernal festivities, real evidence for the doctrine of chiliasm, not some two-bit affair with warm beer, week-old chili, and no second coming. (by Rudi)


According to the predictions of Nostradamus, an unusually prosperous 2010 will be ushered in by an overweening three-legged qualtagh arriving on an overhyped two-bit toboggan attended by an array of overbearing supernal beings - that's the hauteur theory, anyway. (by Bud Myte)


The Cincinnati Kid was clearly delusional if he believed that an affectation of supernal hauteur as a, or during, qualtagh (and how he found his way to the Isle of Mann is still yet to be determined) would ever be capable of relieving him of the appellative “two-bit hustler”. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 26, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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