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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This rare LP of Handel's Semele is not easy to ferret out, and if you do invest the effort, be warned that the otherwise exemplary performance is blemished by a congested Somnus, whose stertorous interpretation of “Leave me loathsome light” turns the aria into a respiratory katzenjammer. (by Rudi)


I infiltrated yesterday's soirée (presented by the Society for Private Musical Performances) to audition Dirigent Drang's latest effusion, "Viel Lärm um nichts", executed in no doubt exemplary fashion by an ensemble required to ferret out the most excruciating, searing cacophonies, terminating at long last in the stertorous death-rattle of a bass trombone amid a katzenjammer of expressionist despair. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, December 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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