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:


Whatever the rapturous nostalgia for his home country this elegant restaurant struck for gastronome Henri, he sated often on its incongruent raffishly recrementitious entertainment – describing such to his few friends by subduing his inner schwarmarei with polite obliquities about mature, festooned rakish costumes and dance. (by docephesus)


Thanks to the obliquity of the ecliptic, as the Earth's axial tilt is officially known, there is precious little sunlight in Saskatchewan in February, so the brilliant sunlight visible through the windows of Bert's Diner caused a very un-Canadian tide of schwarmerei in the bosoms of the local gastronomes gathered to partake of Bert's weekly Asian-themed lunch, all of them wearing their special conical straw hats at startlingly raffish angles, owing to the influence of unaccustomed pre-prandial baijiu. (by cusheamus)


With lavish obliquity (for his knowledge of gastronomy was truly negligible), last season's raffish, gallivanting, omnipresent game-show host - now reduced overnight to the relative ignominy of sporadic restaurant reviewing - wrote with immoderate schwärmerei of the chef's latest oeuvre as a "totally fantastic, unutterably contemporary, deceptively mouth-watering culinary extravaganza" - a dessert that more practised bon viveurs would later identify as a compote of prunes, shredded Pontefract cakes, and pilchards in cheap red wine. (by Et Seqq)


He was a raffish gastronome – a man who always ordered the most expensive items on the menu at any restaurant – but his culinary schwarmerei turned to obliquity whenever it came time to explain to his wife how he was handling the bills. (by Rudi)


On the first day of our French cooking class in New York with the world-celebrated chef, I provoked some snickers among my co-apprentices (and a level stare from the maestro himself) when I declared with much confidence and schwarmerei that I saw myself as a great bon vivant gastronome because I knew all the fast food chains in my hometown upstate, a comment which, I realized weeks later, had made me appear desperately raffish and 'small-townish' if not downright oblique and demented. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, March 04, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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