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:


Throughout his long career, the fashion consultant Don Steevenson steevly defended the virtues of getup, insisting that even the lowest incompetents can be transformed by what they don: the right beret makes a poetaster a poet, the right jacket makes a dilettante a don. (by Rudi)


My grammar's a disaster cos I wouldn't learn the drills, and I'll never be the master of such steeve syntactic skills, for a dilettante writes faster than the sort who've donned D. Phils,so I'm just a poetaster pushing trash to pay the bills. (by Et Seqq)


When she went out to take the laundry off the line that frigid February afternoon, it was still frozen steeve as boards despite hours in the sun and, while she was summoning the energy to stack it in the basket, Maria looked at the clothes hanging there and appreciated how vividly her husband and sons were evoked by their clothing: the dilettante by his cargo pants with the dozen pockets for whatever caught his mayfly attention next; the wretched poetaster by the hackneyed ink-stained duster; and her husband, don of the Amendola crime family, hanging there in the form of a Dago tee with faint bloodstains still visible on it. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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