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:

4

Desperate for assurance that her chihuahua, her faithful Achates, would accompany her to heaven, Mrs. Thrackman-Hogwhistle collogued with her priest, and paid the fruit of her life's moil to the church: the first act of simony in which an ecclesiastical office was secured for a pet. (by Rudi)

3

While watching the wives moil with the childrens' annual church picnic lunch -- soiled and wet with spilled chocolate pudding -- Ned collogued a private aside to his loyal and true achates Rob, saying "Do you think I'll be accused of simony if Father Todd sees my donation as a quid prop quo for the open deacon position, when all I really want to do is drive his MG?" (by chimchim)

2

'Ah, Watson, my faithful Achates,' murmured Holmes, 'take a pew and witness over there that genuflecting indigent as she now abases herself before the purpled prelate - do they not collogue in an act of gross simony as the wretched widow moils to mollify with her mite the confessor's sanctified venality?' (by Et Seqq)

1

"I'm going to buy myself a bishopric", whispered Simon excitedly to his trusty friend Achates, as they collogued together in a quiet corner of the half-finished cathedral, well away from the moiling, sweating crowd of stonemasons. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, April 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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