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:

4

Long lines at the door presage the rewards to be found inside Cannoli for the Canaille, a working man's dessert shop, a place where any honest bloke can enjoy his well-deserved quantum of cannolic goodness, and what the place lacks in Michelin stars it possesses in color – red, green, blue – those cannoli aren't monochrome! (by Rudi)

3

Little "Princess' was a single quantum of elegant monochrome purebred Maltese, adrift amongst the motley canaille found whining and growling most nights in the alley outside Gino's Pizza, her presence there presaging the start of a huge city-wide search as soon as the sun rose. (by cusheamus)

2

The work of Alfred Stieglitz in the early twentieth century represented a quantum leap forward for both photography and social justice when his use of a monochromatic medium created polychromatic change for the savagely abused canaille of New York City and ultimately presaged the course of sweeping social programs that altered the lives of millions for the better. (by gumo420)

1

With unpresaged excitement, a motley alliance of canaille and connoisseur trooped through the newly decorated gallery rooms of the ducal palace to gaze in awe at the maestro's virtuosic grisaille trompe-l'oeils, blissfully unaware that these monochrome reliefs of airborne putti represented a grisly quantum leap in quattrocento taxidermy. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 30, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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