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:


When the nimbus above signaled waterloo for our troubled photo shoot (lenticular clouds—strange gunk on the camera glass—having already rained on our photographic parade) we gave up and danced in defeat, not even attempting a hegira to dry ground. (by Rudi)


I finally met my waterloo in absquatulating (I refer of course to the hegira in my home-made lenticular blimp) during inclement weather, for, owing to dense precipitation-bearing nimbus clouds, I completely lost my bearings and came down again only a few muddy feet away from my lady-love, still wielding a bloodied rolling pin. (by Et Seqq)


When the economy turned sour in the 60's there was a hegira of architects from New York City northwards into New England and Ignatius Schwartz, already famous for his intensity, his shyness, and his nimbus of palest blond hair, was one of the most prominent to make the move, although after over forty years in New Haven and Hartford it looked as though he might finally have met his Waterloo in trying to find any acceptable way whatsoever of modifying the famous Phoenix Life Insurance Building - an elliptic lenticular cylinder, the world's first two-sided building. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, June 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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