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

As I lay vulnerable under the enemy's bayonet, the shine from the blade, and the darkness of the barrel, reminded me of the asterism the visiting lecturer mentioned he went beyond to see 'the otherwise invisible portion of the constellation' as he was bloviating about his space trip, and the black hole that I wished would suck him in and end the pompous talk. (by QuaQua)

4

Stargazing was young Henry's imperfect escape from noisy relatives at dinner: he would slip out to the yard, gaze heavenwards, and “discover” new constellations, but when he returned to the dining room filled with his bloviating uncles, these know-it-alls would bayonet his findings, claiming that every constellation Henry saw was just an asterism, bringing the vulnerable boy to tears and teaching him to keep his discoveries secret. (by Rudi)

3

Sidney Blunt, founder and CEO of Blunt Chemical Co., turned out to have peculiar and unsettling taste in office decor, like camp chairs made out of what certainly looked like femurs, half a dozen framed snapshots of the Port Arthur Massacre, and an asterism of bayonets (arranged points outward!) over the sideboard, so while she huffed and puffed and bloviated on the subject of employee tardiness, I was distracted worrying about whether I might actually be vulnerable to ending up as an ashtray or a wastebasket or part of a coffee table if she got too worked up. (by cusheamus)

2

Molly had never felt more vulnerable in her life as she stared blankly at the asterism overhead, and she was sure she was not alone in that feeling; she had already restrained one of the women form thrusting her husbands bayonet into the eye of the purser as he tried to climb aboard, as if he were somehow responsible for the bloviated rhetoric of the Captain and the White Star line, “unsinkable” my ass. (by gumo420)

1

Bloviating his way through an interminable after-dinner speech the old campaigner testified that, confronted by musketeers lunging forward with fixed bayonets, even the most battle-hardened enemy was vulnerable to fear because, as he put it, 'they don't like it up 'em!'; and in fond recollection he thrust his dress sword heavenwards, bringing down an asterism of flaking plaster and a cut-glass chandelier. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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