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:


Desperate to restore his thews and sinews to former vigor, the aging wrestler ignored the quack's tedious caveats about the nostrum's side-effects and rushed to be mulcted. (by Rudi)


The caveat on the gym wall read: though tedious and dull the reps may be / the thew you seek will not seek thee / lest work be done that’s hard to do / for no one’s mulcted when you work true. (by gumo420)


Jocko, the west St. Louis jazz pianist, would preface his performances with the caveat that he was no Bud Powell, luring the audience into believing that they had been mulcted into a tedious night; then, deliver a scintillating piece with all the flair, sparkle and thew of Powell's best. (by zathros@m31)


Why frustrate the greedy suckers by issuing tedious caveats, when with every thew and sinew they scrabble to be first in line to be mulcted of every last cent? (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, February 26, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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