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:


In an experience that started off like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, after we drove for several kilometers nescient of the fuel level and suddenly found ourselves stuck, we wandered upon a creepy chateau nearby where the old keeper told us about the ghost of the chatelaine who still roams the halls at night with her jingling key-chain, we stayed awake trembling every time we heard a noise that sounded scarily similar to that of a key-chain jingling (and boy was it real!), and as he served us breakfast in the morning, the keeper was in stitches laughing about how it must have been a raccoon running through the broken rococo chandelier and bells in the storage room. (by QuaQua)


There, in the asylum's decaying, ornate rococo orangery, I was introduced to a portly Marie Antoinette sporting a threadbare Davy Crockett raccoon skin hat and bearing a rusty chatelaine from which numerous tawdry knick-knacks were suspended; and who, while taking the air, was pleased to acknowledge the devotions of her courtiers and to cluck at her ladies in waiting, all in happy nescience of their truancy and her dementia. (by Et Seqq)


The nescient raccoon continued its search for anything to eat totally unaware that the chatelaine was on the Juliet balcony of her ornate rococo chateau with the double barrel Browning at her eye, ready to end his search. (by Toortle)


As the lord snored in blissfull nescience, his mistress, a dutiful but mercurial chatelaine, passed the night raccooning around eBay in search of antique Japanese furniture to use in her surprise transformation of the couple's rococo chateau into a zen-themed sanctum of simplicity.  (by Rudi)


In language bordering on rococo, with a nescient swing of her chatelaine, the raccoon explained to the empty room the mechanics of a well kept home. (by lemur)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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