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:


One of the final four girls debate teams – natty in dark slacks, zibeline sweaters and necklaces filigreed with delicately encircled horse figures – expecting success in the upcoming touted kennel club speech competition (given their strong extemporaneous abilities of wit, intuition and emotion with a superadd of doing so in three languages), were later exposed as entered under the aegis of, oddly, Husbandry Partners, Ltd. , after chagrining club members with superficial fanfaronade about personal equine championships. (by docephesus)


"What is my most lasting memory of the office, you ask? well I would have to say it was on the day that one of my interns waited for my return lying down on a luxuriant zibeline cloak and wearing nothing but an outrageous diaphanous blouse and some sort of see-through filigree skirt, but since you are conducting this interview under the aegis of a family-oriented magazine, I suspect that you have no use for such fanfaronades and that you will not be able to publish this, even though it is a great story, isn't it? hahahaha." (by Sami)


When Bodkin Larousse announced his intention to crash the fashion show wearing nothing but a lavender zibeline scarf and gold-filigreed Manolo Blahnik heels, it was dismissed as the kind of drug-induced fanfaronade for which the Senator had become all-too-well-known in recent years—but when he staggered onto the catwalk in the vaunted raiment and shoved the startled Paris Hilton into the audience, the possibility that he was acting under the aegis of some flamboyant confederacy of cross-dressing terrorists could no longer be ignored. (by saintdufus)


Under the aegis of great-aunt Agnes, she entered society quietly, without any fanfaronade - no coming out at a glittering débutantes' ball, not for her the customary profile in Country Life, all decked out in zibeline cloak, fur boa, and ornate jewellery of the finest silver filigree. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 09, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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