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:


Sigh not so that, for the fourteenth year running, you have not been crowned dank Bard of the Eisteddfod, and be neither damply roiled nor drippily riled, but let it go and be you blithe and bonny (at which point in my homily, as you correctly if tetchily observe, I have not hesitated in quoting almost literatim the great(er) Bard of Avon). (by Et Seqq)


I owed him some gratitude for teaching me his mother tongue, but my Welsh boyfriend royally roiled me when he copied my first Cymric verse literatim and recited it blithely at Eisteddfod as his own original composition. (by Rudi)


While attending the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod in North Wales, Jeremy was strolling along blithely at the edge of a group of other carefree tourists down the towpath next to the canal, one moment looking forward to hearing Nigel Kennedy play the violin and the next moment jostled by a very large, slow horse, so that he fell into the canal near the roiling waters of Horseshoe Falls and was everso slowly run over by the very barge the horse was pulling and consequently missed (the following, verbatim et literatim, from the Aqueduct Cruises brochure), "a soothing end to your day along the most beautiful length of the canal". (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, August 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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