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:


As expected, the Pleasantville county fair was full of hollering local shills, employed by itinerant quack doctors to brag of the benefits of their “newly” formulated nerve tonics and love potions, but this year there was a new attraction, a fellow calling himself Rabbi Shmegegge, who made what seemed to some a titillating, and to others a perfectly risible claim that he would activate from a mound of mud, supposedly transported all the way from the Czech Republic, a large automaton consanguineous with the famous Golem of Prague. (by Rudi)


Returning to the ancestral home after a festive convocation of the living dead, Frankenstein's monster, Lurch, and Herman Munster were ensconced in the crypt taking tea, and - while reminiscing happily on their artificial consanguinuity - could be heard guffawing at the risible unsuitability of the fairground shill, a nerveless golem, who had rather dustily exhibited the virtues of some elixir that promised to transform the purchaser into a lumpen ornament of society such as himself. (by Et Seqq)


The "consaguineous" situation put by the "golem brothers", creations of the same creator, was nothing but metaphor to the creator, a great wizard, and an exaggeration from the perspective of the golems, the wizard thought; yet they did call it "consanguineous", though they were stone and magic and had nothing of flesh and blood, which was secretly risible for the wizard and it constantly made him hide his grin -- note that there was one time, however, in which the wizard did not manage to hold his laughter: he made a show out of it, luring the golems as the crook lures someone in his shill, so they, the golems, would think anything but cruelty and cynicism from the wizard, the great magician . . . (by pratanegra)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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