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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Our tour guide never spoke summarily, but rather with the pedantic discursiveness of an inkhorn fraternizing with the same: when he described the stele we'd be seeing on our walk, we had to listen for minutes just to understand whether he meant a plant stem or a commemorative stone. (by Rudi)

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At dusk, as our group ambled slowly through the ancient Greek theater in Taormina, I asked the tour guide how old was an inscribed frieze we had just chanced upon, but when he huffed haughtily like an inkhorn art critic that it was not a frieze but a stele, I shot back summarily with a well-known two-word English invective unsuitable to print on Quadrivial Quandary, a turn which ruined any likelihood of us fraternizing that evening. (by Sami)

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The vicar's latest inkhorn proposal that churchyard steles should in future be inscribed exclusively in Greek was summarily rejected by his parishioners, who had already found it rather trying having to fraternize with him in dog Latin at the village fĂȘte. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, February 21, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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