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:


As mere executants we stand in awe of the great Bach's sinewy fugues, praying that, before the guttering candlelight of our lives is snuffed out, their intellectual and spiritual luminescence may grant our puny shadows a faint, sympathetic anthelion of intuition as we strive, in realising his notations, to transmute the ocular into the audible. (by Et Seqq)


Gregor insisted he'd seen a strange glow in the sky, but his elders had no knowledge of the anthelions that may sometimes appear opposite the sun, so they administered a clarifying ointment ocularly, and when the hallucinations continued, they sent him to the regional physician, a man of strong moral sinew, able to snuff out the evil spirits lurking inside even the most intractable patient. (by Rudi)


Hoping that nicotine would calm his nerves, Karl gestured to his servant, but when Sypeck offered Karl the snuff box Karl was diverted from his worries by the sight of Sypeck's ungloved sinewy hand (like faux leather stretched over a metal armature) and he wished he had his 7mm planetary ocular with him so that he could observe discreetly from a distance and perhaps learn whether Sypeck was a cyborg and, if so, whether the faint white halo that occasionally appeared behind Sypeck when they were outside on a sunny day was a purely coincidental anthelion or an electromagnetic emission from Sypeck's skull. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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