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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If this damaged copy of The Epicene Gazette: Adventures in Gender-Neutral English Usage should develop hypernatremia and/or PTSD, I take full responsibility – you see, as it sat on the table beside my dinner plate tonight, the journal's fulvous cover led me to recognize it as a piece of meat and to sprinkle it with a healthy dose of salt before an ill-fated mastication attempt. (by Rudi)


In the attic I found a brittle, fulvous fragment from 1845 of what is still our local rag, The Saltpans Gazette, reporting alongside other trivia the unpalatably hypernatraemic flavour of a sea-monster recently caught and consumed on board, and including guarded mention of some apparent ribaldry among the tars as to its uncertain gender - whether epicene merman, or hoydenish mermaid. (by Et Seqq)


The celebrated heart surgeon Norbert Gladys Cromwell, scion of a long and illustrious line of New England hermaphrodites, settled his epicene posterior comfortably upon her favorite park bench, tossed a few bread crumbs to a fulvous mallard, unfolded the Celebrity Medical Gazette, and noted with alarm that Regis Philbin’s sodium-plasma ratio had reached hypernatremic levels. (by saintdufus)


A day after my loss in a heavyweight boxing match, my blood pressure soared to hypernatremic levels when I read in the latest issue of Boxing Gazette an article describing me as "scared as a fulvous dog" and my boxing style as "to put it charitably, epicene, and to put it uncharitably, really effeminate". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, March 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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