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:


After refusing an obscenely expensive starter, the metropolitan restaurant critic was adjured by the bistro's owner to pen a review in fulsome, unqualified praise, otherwise he could expect to be rusticated or even hanged-drawn-quartered busticated for being an unsophisticated cheapskate. (by Et Seqq)


The harried mother chased her two rambunctious boys across the bistro, adjuring the elder to return the baguette he pilfered from the fulsome feast laid out on the neighboring table, but he paid no heed and busticated it happily over his brother's head. (by captainthunderbeard)


Knowing he was on a diet, I adjured my dinner companion at Bistro Gaia to exercise restraint, but he made a fulsome feast of locally sourced arugula, heirloom tomatoes, and organic barley/quinoa fritters (ordered in multiples of ten) until it seemed he would busticate his belt. (by Rudi)


Ernest, deep in his cups, sat pressed against frail little Alice spewing fulsome tales of his conquests until Gertrude entered the noisome little bistro, adjuring Hemingway to “back off stud muffin, unless you long to have your boy parts busticated, for a knee is a knee is a knee.” (by gumo420)


"Henry busticated my Lego truck!" roared Billy the moment Henry was safely out of earshot, despite the latter's fearsome adjurations that Billy was not to tell their mother, whose imaginative, fulsome punishments were notorious, especially when she'd spent the morning in the bistro downstairs, eating beef tartare washed down with copious amounts of red wine. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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