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:


In an eleemosynary gesture, the chiliast distributed nosegays to all his neighbors—small bouquets spanning every shade of blue from pale periwinkle to deep mazarine—anticipating Jesus' thousand year reign, when, he said, flowers of all colors would abound. (by Rudi)


The first stars showing in the mazarine sky, after a delightful nosegay of a flowery spring afternoon, is enough to make the most hardened cynic a chiliast and fill the most selfish miser with eleemosynary warmth. (by cusheamus)


Detecting half-buried in the snow a wilted nosegay engirdled with blue silken ribbon of deepest mazarine, Holmes turned to his devoted Achates to exclaim 'Eleemosynary, my dear Watson; to have found this posy is most fortuitous - charitability personified indeed - for its serendipitous discovery may just have ensured my preeminence as consultant sleuth, and if not for the chiliastic eternity of earthly divinity, then at least long enough to resolve this present, most fiendish festive quandary'. (by Et Seqq)


Viola Vuoco, attired simply in a mazarine silk with nosegay of violets, gradually sank into a coma of ennui at the Tittle Pompington Charity Bazaar, inwardly cursing the eleemosynary tendencies of the spinsters menacing the crowd, and speaking only to reply to a enquiry about her opinion of chiliasts with 'Oh, I think they are such a nuisance in the cold weather on one's toes'. (by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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