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:


Susie was drawn in by the sensory feast – the crepuscular light of the votive candles, the engrossing counterpoint of the double choir – but as Father Morgan, wielding the promise of a heavenly reward, jawboned the congregants into doubling their donations, she wondered about the line between charity and simony. (by Rudi)


Wearying of the preacher's interminable jawboning, from the crupuscular depths of the assembly room a lone voice rang out, denouncing as blatant simony the declaimed axiom 'Regular Weekly Contributions Keep God On Your Side' to be seen engrossed on the freshly minted t-shirts of those beaming acolytes who bore down with such implacable determination upon the laity. (by Et Seqq)


The mesmerizing, engrossing photograph of a German forest at dawn, bathed in the crepuscular rays of the sun, looked so like something that should be illustrating a thrilling anecdote from LIVES OF THE SAINTS that to profit from the sale of it seemed like simony as Clarissa thought uneasily about Dore's engraving of the eighth circle of Hell, but twenty minutes of jawboning by the smitten art dealer persuaded her to part with it for enough to pay the rent for the next two months. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, October 22, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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