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:


You might expect flexible prices at a garage sale, but don't try bargaining with Mrs. Stuck: she is attached to all the odds and ends in her eclectic collection, valuing each pin-back button like a fine filigree brooch, each expired lavender sachet like a bag of gold, and she won't budge a steenth! (by Rudi)


As she squinted through the filigree screen into the salon (for the steenth time that afternoon), Badra now saw that the eclectic group seated around the low table included not only some men in Western dress but also - the Prophet forfend! - a woman, the sight of whom caused her to press her peppermint and rosemary sachet against her mouth and nose, for fear of fainting and giving away her presence by falling to the floor. (by cusheamus)


He was labeled an abstract minimalist, what ever that was; an eclectic thief whose tedious retrospective varied barely a steenth from one work to the next save for distracting filigrees around tacky bags of dead sachet. (by gumo420)


Pausing only to line up the salt sachets and her knife and fork for the steenth time (for she suffered from an eclectic variety of obsessive compulsive disorders) she resumed counting the filigree strands of light that filtered through her lace curtains. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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