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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Toby automatically straightened his tie, smoothed his hair, and set aside his newspaper, signaling to the mechanics that it was about time for Mr. Nevins' matutinal descent to the Service Department so they needed to tidy up their greasy gallimaufries of tools and food wrappers and stay at their stations, curbing the wanderlust that afflicted them every Monday morning and caused them to roam the stairwells in the hopes of encountering employees of the Billing Department with whom they could then ruthlessly deconstruct the previous night's softball game. (by cusheamus)


As I suffered Jack's matutinal cleaning frenzies, in which he would sterilize the apartment before we sat down to breakfast, ruthlessly discarding whatever gallimaufry of collectibles (antiquarian books, porcelain figurines, daguerreotypes, botanical prints, old clocks, nineteenth century dolls, etc.) I might have left uncaged, my wanderlust eventually grew stronger than our bonds. (by Rudi)


Of late I have ruthlessly restricted my wanderlust to a single matutinal perambulation from bed to bathroom to fridge to sofa before consecrating twelve hypnagogic hours to the phantasmagoric gallimaufry of vacuities paraded by daytime TV. (by Et Seqq)


Arbergast’s matutinal literary wanderlust was well known and pursued with a savage ruthlessness that provided him with only the most disjointed and obtuse gallimaufry of information that we all snickered at until he became quite wealthy as a Jeopardy contestant. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Friday, March 19, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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