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:

5

When the private declined to unblouse and surrender his newly glamorous footwear, a ruction ensued between said private and his sargeant, the sargeant professing that all military accesories, from footwear to hand grenades, should respect the supremacy of function over form, the private cringing at so drably utilitarian a proposition and insisting that the right to embellish one's boots with sequins should indeed be considered as universal. (by Rudi)

4

The travelling salesman, an ex-army sergeant, was embellishing his commercial patter by roundly condemning the housewife's motley array of outmoded, utilitarian kitchenware, but then caused a proper ruction and was immediately shown the door when he bent down to remove his cycle clips, muttering darkly - as she later testified in court - that he really must 'unblouse these boobs'. (by Et Seqq)

3

Start a ruction by renouncing the life of a utilitarian, unblouse the monotony, and live as if you're not afraid to embellish life. (by massspec)

2

“Don’t embellish, I favor reduction,” That’s his utilitarian ruction, “Unblouse for a vent,” He yells from his tent, “You’ll be cooked if you cause air obstruction.” (by QuaQua)

1

Errol unwound the muddy puttees from around his lower legs, stuffed them in his rucksack and, with his trousers thus unbloused, strode into the mess hall, eager to cause as much of a ruction as necessary to procure some buttered toast, since he had eaten nothing but corned beef from the Trench Ration for the past six weeks and, although he didn't deny the usefulness of tinned meat in the field, nevertheless his inner gourmand urgently needed to eschew strict utilitarianism in favor of a nice stack of toast embellished with jam. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 19, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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