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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Working in the absurdist tradition of Eugène Ionesco, the Russian émigré Vassily Bovin has been admired for his theatrical juju, but there has been a sea change of opinion about this playwright's “magical” talents since the release of his latest work, Abigeat, a meandering attempt at literary ventriloquism (and the author's first foray into the classic Western genre), in which we remain ever aware that the three protagonists, Olga, Leche, and Dairy Queen are not true characters mooing in their own independent voices, but mere puppets spouting the overblown anxieties of one Mr. Bovin, who counts abduction-by-cattle-rustler among his generative phobias. (by Rudi)


My old dad found it really hard to get work as a radio mime artist and advised me to try my hand at ventriloquism; but then when TV came along my dummy 'Bobby Mbobo' somehow just clammed up overnight - I blame it on bad juju - and so here I am in the High Sierra, and what a sea change, acting as a bovine decoy (watch and learn - 'moo!' - good, aren't I?) while my abigei chums sneak off with the rest of the steer. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, October 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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