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:

4

I don't mean to impugn the reputation of any other figure you might name as the inventor of beer, but I give my thanks exclusively to King Gambrinus: if he had fiddled around instead of working to originate the brewer's craft, I would not be sipping this sourly wonderful Rodenbach today, and instead of galumphing in my drunkenness, I'd be boring you with a sober pitter-patter. (by Rudi)

3

Exhausted attorney Blaine prayed when his client and next witness Billie Casey, awkward within himself at six foot four and a sloppy 335 pounds, passed the D.A.’s table, not because of his limping galumph or perseverative fiddling with that worn pencil, rather about the smell of ale – his midday gambrinus folly – that would self-impugn him. (by docephesus)

2

Dick and Jane Brewer, founders of the very successful Galumphing Elephant microbrewery, named their children Augustina, Nichola, Luke, and Gambrina in honor of the various patron saints of beer-making, and homeschooled them not only to protect them from the tiresome impugnations of the local teetotalers, but also because they distrusted the military industrial model of education, believing that "As ye fiddle around, so shall ye find" and "Puttering, tinkering, and dabbling make perfect", two mottoes that had served them well in producing a long series of excellent ales. (by cusheamus)

1

Rather fiddle about all night long with a thimbleful of Adam's ale (taken neat, mind!) than impugn the unslaked memory of Gambrinus, patron saint of the liquid amber, by galumphing along a dipsomaniac, bottle-strewn path to an early grave. (by Et Seqq)
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