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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Only one of several detectives, watching the others – surprised at their yawning, nearly asleep on their feet staring at the crime-carved lacuna in the undamaged alabaster case of a snaffled rare diamond, had opined this was “grand theft computer mastery with nothing dystrophic to cripple the flexed genius to execute it, during a full house at that!” - until he listened intently to the deeply hypnagogic music filling the gallery. (by docephesus)


What with so many files having been snaffled up by the Medicare investigator, there was a sizable lacuna in the medical records (the cabinet containing most of the paperwork from 1995-1999 was completely empty, for instance), so Dr. Brower couldn't tell for sure when Mrs. Whitman's nightmarish hypnagogic hallucinations first began, but at least he was able to identify the point at which they were no longer confined to nighttime sleep but generalized to afternoon naps and even to short snoozes on public transportation, so that by 2005 the poor woman was wasting away from lack of restful sleep, dystrophy apparent in all her limbs. (by cusheamus)


Though his long argument might have had some effectiveness for sleepless readers as a hypnagogic agent, its most valuable pieces of reasoning seem to have been snaffled up by an unseen boogeyman, leaving the tome filled with so many logical lacunae that (assuming you don't already suffer from the author’s crippling brand of cerebral dystrophy), the whole thing will make you quite livid before it makes you drowsy. (by Rudi)


When my lifetime nemesis, Professor Mollie Cule, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, I wrote several angry op-eds in which I chastised her for snaffling and plagiarizing some of my own research and charged that her thesis was otherwise full of lacunae and inconsistencies, but she dismissed my complaints as "the hypnagogic ramblings of a past-his-prime academic who, considering his waning research output, probably suffers from advanced encephalic dystrophy." (by Sami)


After the latest stroke she noticed a progressive dystrophy of her damaged right side, such that, in the brief lacunae between ministrations from an over-attentive carer, her discomfort made it hard for her to snaffle even forty winks, for ever twisting about in her cacoon-recliner, held in limbo on the hypnagogic threshold of oblivion. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 24, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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