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:

5

With every successive semiquaver, his song adds and superadds life to my langourous heart, and laves my soul in musical joy. (by QuaQua)

4

With fines adding and interest superadding to the composer's debt, he fled to his mistress' music room, sat by her clavichord, and for a blissful hour before his creditors arrived, languorously laved in her semiquavers. (by Rudi)

3

Young Harry, his brow laved by perspiration and his wits langorous after a week of exams, stared anxiously at the presto conclusion of the "Scottish Trilogy", trying to work out in his head the ratio of the four semiquavers to the triplets, occasionally superadding long runs of oddly syncopated thirty-second notes, and repeatedly coming to the conclusion that ten fingers wouldn't be nearly enough. (by cusheamus)

2

Now listen up y'all: if you add a tied semiquaver to a dotted crotchet and then superadd another tied semiquaver you achieve the duration of a minim, which (I assure you) is exactly half a semibreve, which is just - no more, no less - half a breve (so still, as the name suggests, by rights pretty damn short), which is half as long as a long or longa, which is about as long as it gets nowadays; all of which drearily essential rudiments of music will no doubt by now find you awash in a sea of unfathomable languour - drowning that is, not laving. (by Et Seqq)

1

The superaddition of a flurry of semiquavers over the unbearably languorous basic theme could not possibly lave the bitter taste of the composer’s failure from this reviewer’s mouth. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Monday, March 08, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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