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:


Don't tell me my concerns are lilliputian, that I have only small things to kvetch about, for while it's true that my upstairs neighbor is a dwarf, his singing voice is positively brobdingnagian, and when he takes his morning shower, the ensuing cacophony is so jarring and disruptive that I, struggling to choose my outfit for the day, cannot make sensible sartorial decisions, but will reach in a nervous panic for ear covering—muffs or a trapper hat—to complete a mid-summer ensemble! (by Rudi)


A cacophony of shattering plates and searing expletives escaped from the kitchen as the waiter, his sartorial elegance noticeably ruffled, emerged at last to serve lilliputian morsels to an exacting clientele poised to kvetch about the intolerable delay. (by Et Seqq)


All the way from Lilliputian to Extra Big And Tall, Leon's men's clothing store carries something for everyone, provided your sartorial standards are not too high and you can stand Leon's constant kvetching about high wholesale prices and the impossibility of getting good help these days, as well as the cacophony of rattling sewing machines, salesmen shouting orders into a dozen telephones, and holiday music blaring through ancient loudspeakers. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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