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 mission of the news station was to present, each evening, a sort of Manichean guillotine of ideas wherein a pundit would drop down a sharp heavy opinion between the twin poles of good and evil--traducing prior good behaviors if needed to make a point--but sending some viewers to the veritable Gretna Green of politics for a hasty marriage with an opposing party. (by Grayce)


When the patriarch learned of his daughter's wish to be married at a small church that fell outside his Manichean category of acceptable venues, he traduced the church, seeking to guillotine its reputation, barking that it was no better than a shabby Gretna Green. (by Rudi)


'He's nothing but a blasted seducer!' fulminated the colonel on receiving a soggy postcard stamped 'Gretna Green', forthwith launching into a vehement traducement of 'that confounded blackguard', taking the Manichean view that whilst holy matrimony predicated upon fatherly approval was one thing, clandestine elopement was quite another, a crime that only summary guillotining of Charlotte's generous allowance could in some small measure redress. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, June 04, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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