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:


Larry "Fatwa" Henderson rubbed his damp, pimply hands together in anticipation of raining on the parade of grammatical outrages unselfconsciously committed by his assistant, so he left his office and waddled plumply down the hall to her desk to unburden himself of his latest list of the proscriptions that had earned him his nickname (and did so with all the considerable bombast and condescending rigmarole at his command). (by cusheamus)


The ayatollah's plumply avuncular, even cuddly, appearance contrasted with his rectilinear moral system, and particularly with his habit of plumply issuing fatwas against anyone he disapproved of without the least rigmorole or concern about raining on anyone's parade. (by Eli)


There was raining on Salman's parade; for a long time the fatwa crusade embroiled him in rigmarole, ensured him a stigma role -- yet he plumply spoke out, unafraid. (by Justinnthyme40)


The senator declared that he was tired of the rigmorole of bipartisanship with its complex negotiation and endless debates, and he suggested that his party adopt a fatwa-based approach to governance, after which suggestion he plumply agreed with himself, barely hearing the dissenting boos of those who would rain on his unilateralist parade. (by Rudi)


After a ridiculous rigmarole of searching, René noticed Apolline’s eyes finally lingering on a plumply shaped perfume bottle, and as he did not want to discourage her he said nothing, he only turned his eyes to the raindrops sliding down the window and rain and raindrops and rain on her parade and as right as rain came into his mind, and other words, many, while she went through the usual rigmorole of arguments in favour of and against buying the perfume, and after she finally bought it, he proposed they should have a coffee before the airplane departure, and as they reached the bar, they involuntarily overheard two people, already seated, conversing about the fatwa of the day, while they, too tired to talk, only sat down, and drank the coffee in silence. (by antoniadeldebbio)


Reluctant as I am, O Final Arbiter of the Word (a thousand obeisances, etc., etc.,), to rain on your lexical parade, I feel that I must hereby serve you with a counter-fatwa regarding the sometime traumatising ambiguity (and not for the first time) of your quotidian edict, which appears to require me to wrestle with the accommodation of not just four recalcitrant words but five, for I know not today whether to plump for a Rubensesque 'plumply' or (rightly or wrongly) angle myself towards a Mondrianesque 'rectilinear' - but you are no doubt impatient of this tedious rigmorole (which, mind you, I prefer to spell with an 'a'), so I shall conclude and remain yours, profoundly damaged and bewildered, Et Seqq. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, September 27, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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