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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On the Evil Mad Scientist website there is a photo of a "frabjous", a dodecahedron structure made out of 30 s-shaped pieces, looking at which, on a coffee break, will go a long way toward relieving the tedium of workdays in the appliance warehouse (even the layout of which is the cartographic equivalent of elevator music), where, driven half mad by boredom, Ray once drove the forklift as fast as it would go into a stack of microwave ovens, resulting in a misdemeanor charge, a suspended sentence, and being transferred to a small, windowless room in the basement which he shares with a postage meter and some janitorial supplies. (by cusheamus)


Not all of us have the demeanor and acumen of Sam, who withstands the tedium of the bimonthly status meeting by mentally resolving cartographic conundrums, and is quite possibly the only person alive to have applied the word "frabjous" to the Mercator projection. (by Amalia)


The exquisite tedium of cartographic contouring was only too evident from his demeanour for, as he bent low over the exacting representation of yet another pimple of a geological protruberance, he yawned loudly, glanced outside, and longed to escape into the sunlight of a frabjous day. (by Et Seqq)


I have seen more than once a frabjous day all stripped of all the tedium, continuously swaying with the hours until the time of brilling, a day for beamish gazes and demeanor and cartographic poem-allegories conceived, as those of Lewis Carroll to satirize and map some literary critics and some pretentious poetry behavior. (by antoniadeldebbio)


Though Dingle assumes an excitable demeanor when talking about cartography, he produces drab works of striking insignificance; whereas Berry, who acts as though cartography is full of tedium, still produces frabjous work that even Lewis and Clark would envy. (by Blackbird)


Colleagues respected the elder Mr. Karal for his patient and quiet demeanor, a demeanor well-suited to the tedium of cartographic work, but when he finished his most recent drafting project – a grueling three-year endeavor – he shocked everyone by transferring the new (and newly obsolete) map of Antarctica onto a leotard using a heat press and carousing around town for three days in this most frabjous of outfits. (by Rudi)


O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! tedium -- Alice will keep at bay; it's not her demeanor to let it demean her .. Take root? Just cartographic-allay (with acknowledgment to L. Carroll) (by Justinnthyme40)
The Quandary for Friday, September 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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