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:


No fewer than ten silk peddlers vied for attention at the crowded market, but shoppers voted with their feet for Murugan's offerings, crowding around his small, makeshift display that nevertheless included every kind of silk, juxtaposing Tabby, for example -- one of the lightest and most ethereal varieties, often used in scarves -- against Matka, a heavy tweed-like variety often used in suits. (by Rudi)


Your favourite tabby will always vote with her feet should you inadvertently find yourself juxtaposed between her and her prey, evading your irrelevance with archly feline finesse as she alights ethereally on the kill. (by Et Seqq)


DeLia's new line of fuzzy winter coats with outsize metallic Peter Pan collars reminded Ernesta unpleasantly of tabby cat fur inexplicably juxtaposed with chain mail, a look that did not suit her at all (her tastes in clothing, at least, being on the ethereally gauzy side of classically pure), so she lost no time in voting with her feet and with her pocketbook, leaving the store with her wallet unopened. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, May 28, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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