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:

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The halcyon and golden days of the City came to an abrupt end when the volcano exploded without warning, triggering a series of earthquakes and crashing down hundreds of buildings along with the dreams made in the shade of an entire generation, a great catastrophe made worse by the corrupt practices of many builders who had used a structural concrete that was so weak and so soft that it might as well have originated from a mixen factory. (by Sami)

3

Satisfied tourists of two blissful, halcyon days traipsing about this rural, hilly seaside enclave, Jimmy’s family - chasing the echo of their five pairs of sandals slapping down a narrow concrete and cobblestone street that sinuously emptied onto a large goat farm - felt it so made in the shade, that their dad’s fumbling his wristwatch into the herd's fetid mounded mixen brought cheers and ribbing. (by docephesus)

2

I admire your optimism Jeannie, but I fear it would be premature to declare that our halcyon days have arrived, that we've got it made in the shade so to speak, when all available indications--spanning dreams, metaphysical intuitions, and concrete sensory observations (a certain feculent miasma comes to mind)--point to the conclusion that our acre of paradise was in fact a mixen before we took residence here, and that despite our investments in new construction, it has not lost the most salient of its former qualities. (by Rudi)

1

'O.K., here's a concrete example of happiness close to home,' said a plump earthworm to his/her bisexual chum: 'nuzzling about deep inside this warm mixen, no pressure, no deadlines, just a constant supply of well-rotted dung and dirt - halcyon days, I tell you; we really got it made in the shade'. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 26, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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