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:


"So what's my baksheesh," said the handsome Karim with a mischievous smile, as he climbed down the mast, "for fixing your moonraker in this rain, as if I were your journeyman?", to which Francois blurted out, "Myself and my fealty to you." (by QuaQua)


Show fealty to superiors, and you'll remain an apprentice, low as a course sail, but supplement that fealty with baksheesh, and you'll ascend quickly to journeyman, and then to master, high as a moonraker. (by Rudi)


We found the stowaway curled up underneath a pile of frayed moonrakers awaiting the sailmaker's attention, and we soon learned that he had gotten there by greasing the right palms in the port of Tahiri - baksheesh that actually turned out to have paid double, since we were now enriched by one journeyman baker (whose fealty to his master had not survived four years of abuse and overwork) for whose great skill with bread and cakes we came to be extremely grateful. (by cusheamus)


Vivienne tripped lightly across the manicured lawns of the Royal Enclosure, her dress a diaphanous blur of chiffon voile, her fascinator tipped with a feathered moonraker; and then, to each and every top-hatted journeyman swain affecting an aspect of undying fealty, she blew abundant kisses as if scattering baksheesh to a raggle-taggle of attentive street urchins. (by Et Seqq)


Gunderson watched the moonraker unfurl and felt the small ship's pace quicken and felt a twinge of anxiety, not at the delay of the baksheesh to the Shah’s emissary but, as a journeyman of these illicit Foreign Office missions he questioned the value of buying the fealty of corrupt and despicable men. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Friday, March 05, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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