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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Jack gazed at the stained glass windows, trying to interpret their abstract forms as if they represented a sacred Rorschach test, soon finding significance in a particular red luminescence that reminded him of the blood of Christ, a suggestion which prompted him to step away and search for the vessel containing that holy liquid, the ullage of which vessel he increased quite considerably in a span of seconds, just barely managing to settle it in place and tiptoe back to his pew before the precentor's intonation signaled the beginning of communion. (by Rudi)


The deacon acted as precentor for most of the services, because the priest was elderly, had bad knees and a tremor which had resulted in enough spilled communion wine to make the altar cloth look like the site of a long series of pinkish Rorschach tests (including one large, bilaterally symmetrical blot that looked distractingly like Jesus shaving while looking at Himself in a mirror), as well as leading to unacceptable ullage in the chalice: by the time poor, palsied Fr. Sullivan had carried it down to the communion rail, there was only about half an inch of miry sediment left in the bottom. (by cusheamus)


'That communion wine wasn't just corked, it was downright miry,' intoned the precentor to his departing choir as he disrobed, tutting at some spillage now seeping through his folded vestment like a Rorschach test, but surreptitiously sampling the bottle afresh, unaware of the vicar's precautionary ullage mark. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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