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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Father Brown's parish was a bit of a religious oligopoly at the moment due to his strange penchant for trying to evince the nature of the Trinity by comparing it to some form of furcating bolide from the heavens, an analogy which might have sufficed for the fiery symbolism of the Paraclete, but failed miserably to explain the Father and the Son by likening therm to blackened, vitreous cosmic fragments. (by tree)


On the night of the empty moon, village elders gathered the people and announced that the god Swahara would now evince his supreme and exclusive power by sending a bolide with a furcate tail through the starry sky, but when three such fireballs were observed, each with a branch of light expanding behind it, the people knew there was still some healthy competition within the oligopoly of their gods. (by Rudi)


The dark, cloudless sky provided the perfect backdrop to evince the flaming path of the bolide as it hurtled through the atmosphere, suddenly breaking up and creating a furcate system of fiery streaks just over the horizon, providing a live alternative to the myriad of bland channels offered by the country's small oligopoly of cable providers. (by luigi)


"Ollie! Go!", Polly screamed, "Bo lied when he said he'd look out for Kate and me, Vince told me -- his true goal is to carve out an oligopoly in the bolide-hunting business", but her warning came too late, evincing only a macabre death rattle from her brother, whose stiffening corpse lay naked on the porch, with the strange furcate tribal pattern that was the killer's signature daubed on the torso, in the blood that still oozed from the gaping slash wound in the victim's neck. (by sionnach)


Senator Horton T Bumbelnuts, a long time supporter of federally mandated oligopoly, died today in a freak astronomical event when the predicted atmospheric breakup of the Zippy Smites bolide caused a minor furcation the size of a peanut to vaporize the Senators head; evincing a large number of lobbyists, and many members of both the Senate and House, of the truth of Devine retribution; sadly it changed nothing. (by gumo420)


Ever since she discovered that the market for used dentures was a rigid oligopoly and therefore that she was going to have to pay full price for new ones, Harriet wished vehemently that the DOC DENTURE outlet (and, if possible, every other branch of Dr. Malarkey's endlessly furcating dental empire) would be at the center of an exploding fireball sometime when she would be able to witness such a bolide, preferably under circumstances in which she could unselfconsciously evince both her vengeful joy and the full panorama of her toothless gums. (by cusheamus)


Had I been observed upon departing the yellow wood I would no doubt have evinced my indecision, for the overgrown path there again took numerous furcations across a frosty karst, each skirting dolines and what appeared to be astroblemes left by a recent shower of bolides; and I, I took one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference, because I now control an oligopoly in the burgeoning safari market for spelunking meteoricists. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 26, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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