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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The shamus took an heuristic approach to solving crime cases, not abiding by his agency's procedural claptrap, and whenever his freewheeling investigative techniques came into question, he would cite an example in which his accusing colleague had also "experimented" with standard practice, thus ending the discussion with a tu quoque.   (by Rudi)


I tolerated overlong some routine admonitory claptrap issuing from a hectoring shamus before rejoining 'Yes, of course, officer, I was aware that there could well be a speed limit in force, but, not being privy to the specific speed, thought to effect a heuristic accommodation by driving now fast, now slow, and, from what you say, it would appear that your rather hazardous overtaking manoeuvre occurred within the former celerity when you were, ergo, likewise guilty of parlous excess; so with all due deference I say to you 'tu quoque', and again I say 'tu quoque', which, if the terse Latinism remains doggedly unfamiliar to you, is in demotic parlance what the kettle is reputed to have replied when the pot had the overweening temerity to call it black'. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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