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:

6

Anbu always claimed in his blog to have gone the extra mile on his morning triskaidekaphobia triathlon, as he pulled up his bicycle to the milestone that was a lapidary figure 14, but never let his friends know that the locals' had skipped 13, not wanting to test their vatic astrologer's predictions about bad morals at the 13th milestone. (by QuaQua)

5

I used to trust the vatic pronouncements of my psychic, but she was wrong too many times about my fortune, and when she insisted that I “go the extra mile” to avoid unlucky numbers, I got fed up and started to avoid triskaidekaphobes like her, warding them off with a talisman that I wear around my neck now, my own lapidary creation, the number thirteen carved in amethyst. (by Rudi)

4

For my apprentice piece in monumental masonry I went the extra mile on that bit of lapidary legerdemain, I can tell you, but - call me vatic - not two weeks later (I think it was a Friday) superstitious old aunt Judy (worth a bob or two) goes and dies right there and then in front of me, her only relative, and funnily enough I didn't need to change a single word, since it already read: In Memory of Judy Scarrot / spinster, / triskaidekaphobic and / paraskevidekatriaphobic / of this parish / passed away / 13th April 2007." (by Bud Myte)

3

We remembered the manager's unintentionally vatic observation that Henry was "always willing to go the extra mile" when the company headquarters moved from Fayetteville to Philadelphia and poor triskaidekaphobic Henry, forced to use a roundabout route to avoid Route 13, ended up dying in a thirteen-vehicle pile-up (occasioned by the overturning of a tractor trailer bearing a logo of a stylized black cat and the lapidary slogan "SINCE 1913"). (by cusheamus)

2

Recent vatic pronouncements from Rome go the extra mile in suggesting triskaidekaphobic forms of numerology, and in this sense require a sharp lapidary retort. (by barrydunnage)

1

Bilberson’s triskaidekaphobia was, I am told, propelled by a vaticinal tale told him by his mother on his twelfth birthday that left the lad in such a nervous state that his hands shook and he was forced to abandon his apprenticeship, and thus a promising career, as a lapidist despite his eagerness to learn and his constant willingness to go the extra mile the shakes were unshakable and he was forced to take a position as an elevator operator in a super high rise with no thirteenth floor designed by an equally phobic architect. (by gumo420)
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