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:


Uncle Larry shows no signs of understanding our not-so-subtile suggestions that he should take it easy on the buffet -- I think the only way the rest of the guests at the Jubilee will get any food is if we call in the auxiliary assassin squad and drygulch him while nobody's looking. (by Eli)


Now, if you want to tell a story from the Old West, there's no need to be particularly subtile in how you clean up after the jubilee, by which I mean, how you dispose of auxilliary characters once they're no longer needed in the plot: just have 'em drygulched by that trusty bunch of nameless outlaws, you know, those same savagerous bandits who are always lurkin' in valleys that need to be crossed. (by Rudi)


Preparations were in full swing for a county-wide celebration of Pete's golden jubilee, fifty years since he opened the Gulp 'n' Giddyap saloon and whorehouse (like Pete himself not very subtile but clear and to the point) when the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Company got word through the Fire Chief's wife that Pete had been drygulched over by Addle's Farm, ambushed and shot to death by some boys from the Leanin' K ranch who mistook him for a cattle rustler. (by cusheamus)


'I could just murder another lower auxiliary,' gloomed Gesualdo at his desk, instinctively drygulching defenceless diatonic melisma with strafing chromaticism, keening a subtile mannerist jubilee of sepulchral chiaroscuro. (by Et Seqq)


The occasion of the jubilee meant that the Archduke would be obliged to forgo his usual custom of drygulching his enemies and be more subtile, utilizing auxiliary manpower in the execution both of his plans and of his foes. (by luigi)


"Need auxiliary proof for rebuttal," Said the lawyer, when we heard a subtile "I was pushed from the shuttle At the jubilee scuttle," From the drygulched by way of a ruttle. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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