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:


Where other deodorant formulations are quickly outsmarted by the chicanery of the malodorous hobgoblins that inhabit your axillae, Exorcism 24-hr Classic Roll-On will quickly banish your underarm demons and restore you to your fragrant, fetching self, satisfaction guaranteed (only $5.99). (by Rudi)


The shrouded, doom-laden Celtic Twilight of Yeats & Co. was tenanted by keening offstage apparitions - fetches, wraiths, and other hobgoblins of the peat bogs - who when not thus moonlighting might be encountered up to their axillae in sandwich-boards deploying every thespian chicanery to lure honest working folk from the safety of their inglenooks into the clutches of a crepuscular box-office. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 31, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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