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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The golfing couple's bagman took the spotlight at their shivaree, where he loudly rattled their clubs in tribute to their marriage, and then gave a mocking toast, pointing out how the couple's foppery exceeded their skill on the course: dressed in the lastest sporting fashions, they always appeared quite stylish while gazing abjectly at their misdirected balls. (by Rudi)


We were so busy enjoying a right old knees-up of a shivaree for the newlyweds, walloping away on the kitchenware, that at first we didn't hear the bagman knocking at the door - poor fellow, drenched to the skin he was, and abjectly proferring a tin tray of sodden wares; so we brought him in, dried him off, and after we'd kitted him out in some moth-eaten foppery from my flower-power days he downed a few drinks, bashed away on his tray with the best of us, and was happy as Larry. (by Et Seqq)


Tony looked abjectly at himself in the mirror while his sister Angela (who was the one mostly responsible for this godawful foppery, this frilly, buckled, spangled crappola) smiled like a shark at the thought of how out of place her brother was going to look at the Bonnano girl's wedding reception - more like a shivaree or a callithump! - and of how his pathetic plans to move up from being Zu Bonnano's bagman to maybe at least a capo in the Zips were definitely not going to work out if she could help it. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, May 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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