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:


Doole was changed right away to delight... Once the fossicking unearthed her bright Orange dress ( gladrags gaudy), Lyrics (risqué and bawdy) Eve's sad heart palpitations took flight. (by Justinnthyme40)


Fossicking for mementos in the attic of his soon-to-be-sold childhood home, Walter felt a palpitation of joy, then of fear to see his mother smiling at him, right there, her hair in youthful braids, but when his eye turned to the gaudy frame around her fading face, a frame replete with gold paint and glimmering rhinestones, he sank into twice-doleful doole, barely muttering some inchoate thought about the flimsy inadequacy of photographs. (by Rudi)


My heart palpitated with growing trepidation as I fossicked around the drawer for spare bullets, with the gaudily dressed psychopath creeping closer brandishing the knife that mirrored his face, a mask of doole that camouflaged efficiently his vile mien. (by SunnyBee)


Granny had been up in the attic moving boxes for an hour, fossicking around, looking for the photograph of Jack in his gaudy dress uniform (paved with medals and festooned with gold braid), and the unaccustomed exercise had given her heart palpitations, which landed her in the hospital, so when we should have been having a raucously good time at Thanksgiving dinner, instead we were all in the ER waiting room feeling quite dooley and at loose ends. (by cusheamus)


Mutton dressed as lamb she was in her gaudy plumage, out on the town fossicking for a gigolo, fluttering false lashes, all girlish palpitation, but at heart still void and doole-stricken, still wrapped in widow's weeds. (by Et Seqq)


Raghav's furiously palpitating heart leapt when he finally saw Piyali after hours of fossicking, but he checked himself to make a gaudy visage of doole in the wake of her husband's recent death. (by shubhamkhetan)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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