Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Once I remembered it was Friday the 13th, my triskaidekaphobia and the libration of the moonlight struggling to get past the leaves moving about violently from the gust, turned the normally boring walk back home after the vampire episode thrilling: all I saw were premorse bodies, their heads eaten off by some baby vampire with a predilection for going overboard. (by QuaQua)


When I suggested that employees should be allowed to take every Friday the 13th off in observance of a proposed Triskaedekaphobia Awareness Day, our sensitivity-trained corporate HR manager did not realize that my predilection for joking was here operative, and, wanting to appear to give my proposal due consideration before rejecting it, he refrained from shaking his head yes or no, but let it librate like the moon for minutes on end, until he finally remembered the meaning of "triskaedekaphobia," grasped the essence of my suggestion, truncated his feigned deliberation, and showed me the door, giving our interaction (I felt) an uncomfortably premorse aspect. (by Rudi)


I had never deceived Agnes over my predilection for a nibble of her succulent earlobe on the thirteenth of each month, but I must confess to just a twinge of remorse following its mimetic premorse detachment and proud presentation by RayBees, my obedient rottweiler; and although her hollering and disconcertingly prolonged libration before fainting were decidedly irksome to one with Meniere's disease (as well she knew!), I made some allowance for her advanced triskaidekaphobia as I turned on the grill. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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