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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She was garrulous in discussing her middle-age life, full of accolades as it was, but the prominent fashionista rarely mentioned how she had spent the verdure of her youth: as an obedient midinette in a Parisian clothing shop, cowering as the proprietor asked why she couldn't sew faster, and not yet having the boldness to question the question. (by Rudi)


She was a garrulous little midinette, round and verdurous, exactly to my taste, and when she asked “Was I enjoying Paris” I near foolishly questioned the question but caught myself and said a simple, “Very much… now.” and let her continue to explain, as all women do, how best to bring her to my bed. (by gumo420)


"...and if SHOP GIRL were translated into French, would the title be LA VENDEUSE or LA MIDINETTE?" continued Diana, made unusually relaxed and garrulous this morning by the spring sunshine lighting up the newly lush verdure outside the living room window, but I questioned the question, because I thought her true aim was to bring up the matter of her crush on Steve Martin. (by cusheamus)


'Mademoiselle, my chatty little midinette, in your interrogative presupposition that I have a girlfriend and that she likes ribbons, I must question the question, for in sooth I own to no fiancée, possessing but a comely sow which takes matutinal delight in rolling in the verdure of my pasture; so I would ask you but to serve me and (I conjure you) to quiz me no more, for I am no perjurer, nor do I thrill to your gratuitous garrulity.' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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