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

Call me captious, dear chef, but if you present, as the remedy for my hunger, this spurious lobscouse of tasteless green things and leathery brown things and soggy yellow things, then you are nothing but a quacksalver, a cheat, a charlatan, and until the bill is waived or I am served a complementary scotch, I'll darn well remain in my seat, doing dharna till justice is done! (by Rudi)

3

The stinking mess of lobscouse served at last dog watch gave Mr. Christian and his mates gippy tummy, with only their quacksalver of a captain pretending that such rotten meat kept scurvy at bay; and although Bligh was soon doorstepped with a mutinous hunger strike, this concerted dharna failed to persuade him that the complaint was not captious, and indeed vexatious. (by Et Seqq)

2

Speciously promoting his watery concoctions, the blowhard quacksalver was roiled by criticism of his “All Meal Scouse” (a vitamin drenched freeze dried meal substitute), especially a murmur from one captiously rejective taster: “Yuk, nasty slumgullion, and a cursed dharna of indigestion ‘til you get anything salubrious!” (by docephesus)

1

"Doctor" Tapasendra, who plied his trade in the port city of Allapuzha, was not a real physician but more of a carnival quacksalver who prescribed something he called "Swami Bhagran's Elixir" for all human (and animal) problems and I must say, not wanting to be captious and unjust, that at least half the time, being only palm wine and food coloring, it worked just fine (especially when added to a nourishing stew like the local version of lobscouse) but, predictably, it didn't help Anjah's broken hand, which resulted in her family staging the Keralan version of a sit-in - called "dharna - in front of his caravan until he refunded her money and paid for a real doctor. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 25, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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