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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Shuffling down the hall with a ewer of lemon-scented hot water for Mr. Gilbert's foot bath, snaggle-toothed Tom looked up at the portrait of the blond, dentulous third Mrs. Gilbert with her dazzling chiclet-y teeth and resolved to pungle up the $4000 necessary for dentures, since he knew from Dr. Dee's hyperbolic TV advertisements that all his problems - financial, romantic, and intellectual - would be solved by an improved smile. (by cusheamus)


I should have pungled up when the opportunity presented itself, for this vessel... no, I am not being hyperbolic... this vessel, with its classic flared lip, studded with thirty-two museum-quality terracotta teeth, their glistening splendor recently restored by an expert antiquarian hygienist... this vessel, even bearing a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the original Minoan artisan... I am a fool, for this vessel was certainly the finest and most collectible dentulous ewer ever to change hands at auction! (by Rudi)


Submerged beneath the slurry of his bedside ewer-cum-urinal - a chipped and stained ceramic of little commercial value - what did I come upon but my late uncle's comb, some bent paper clips, a badger hair shaving brush (pre-War and well worth saving), and his last but one set of false teeth; and in a spirit of unforced altruism I readily offered this dentulous two-piece to our gummy janitor who, in a rare display of hyperbolic appreciation, having inserted and gnashed ruminatively upon them for an interval, more or less succeeded in articulating his undying gratitude, and then to my delight pungled up an unsolicited grubby handful of small change in return. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 03, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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