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:


I'm embarrassed to say there's been a mix-up in the set ('supernal mazarine,' it seems, has been rendered as vermicular brown), and so instead of performing “Conference of the Kites” as listed in the program, the dancers will open with “Powwow of the Worms.” (by Rudi)


The aether supernal of mazarine blue, embarrassed by dawn with its pink blushing hue, encompassed the tepees, all ready by now to house the perennial tribal pow-wow, and lighted the hope of a future anew, without reservation, for Blackfeet and Sioux. (by Justinnthyme40)


At the age of eight, Catherine was very embarrassed in front of her friends when we called her "Ole Blueberries" (because of her large, striking mazarine eyes, like the supernal blue of the late evening heavens), so we convened a family powwow and solemnly agreed to call her only "Catherine" from then on, at least in public. (by cusheamus)


High above the reservation, a supernal mazarine blue suffused the firmament as a shaman summoned the ancestral spirits to embarrass those palefaces who had gatecrashed the tribe's traditional pow-wow. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 26, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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