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:


Paladin of couch potatoes, brave defender of indolence, he was never afraid to remain in situ, accompanied by the corn chips and Coors that are to him de rigueur – no, even when under attack, he never stood, but more boldly he slouched, waging a peaceful protest in the name of nonworker's rights – and so, Your Honor, notwithstanding the cruel accusations of his former domestic tormentor, my client deserves the utmost clemency in these proceedings. (by Rudi)


Not yet aware that clemency was de rigeur for Arthurian paladins, Sir Bruce preferred to settle disputes with a quick in situ decapitation. (by Amalia)


The paladin's original home was a palace but, as he developed into a warrior, not only did he become restless in situ, but learned that Charlemagne's other attendants felt that living on horseback or in a tent or rustic outpost of some sort had become de rigueur for anyone with knightly aspirations so, hoping (in vain, it turned out) for understanding and clemency from his wife and children, he moved them all from their palatial quarters in Aachen to a small, drafty, meagerly-furnished keep near Duren. (by cusheamus)


Under that repressive Stalinist regime it was de rigeur for apparatchiks to forsake any considerations of clemency, so the paladin of the insurrectionists - a quiet intellectual and unlikely ringleader - was denied even a show trial and, confined to his cell, left to rot in situ for months before execution. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, November 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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