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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Though the photographer's “Blueprint” collection was well received (judging from reviewers' prolixity on that body of work) he considered the cyanotype as a merely ancillary member of his repertoire of photographic processes and he was always frustrated that he could not tone his cyanotype prints to obtain the deep ebony possible with gelatin silver. (by Rudi)


There are some nice ancillary benefits to being a photographer: like for instance, the other day, I was at Starbucks, waxing prolix to one of the baristas about cyanotypes or something, and this really hot ebony chick nearby found it interesting, and one thing led to another, and next thing I know we're in my dark room "exposing our negatives," if you take my meaning. (by saintdufus)


Wasn’t the damning evidence, however, his cynosural scratched ebony box with blue-stained wood inside, accompanying the common leather chemical transport bags during each run – and, further, that the recipients at the time were typically cyanotype artists, heretofore averred as ancillary and inconsequential – which the puckish, ostensibly unprolix delivery hire denied as his own but proved to be the vehicle for the nefarious targeting of the snaffled cyanide? (by docephesus)


Cosmetics tycoon Abby Williams, who was perfectly aware that she had a reputation for non-stop talking, named her new line of lip gloss PROLIX and reveled in the success particularly of the super-black Goth lip gloss "Ebony Metal", using some of the profits to build a small annex to the factory to house her photography collection (calotypes and cyanotypes with a few daguerrotypes for contrast) and to serve as a processing lab for her own photographs, especially since she discovered an unexpected ancillary use for the titanium dioxide ordered by the factory for use in all the pale lip glosses (e.g., "Ghost Smile"): namely, as a necessary part of the Polacolor SX-70 photographic process. (by cusheamus)


Although ancillary to a nondescript lot of landscape prints, it was an early Victorian ebony-framed cyanotype of a fern that really caught my attention, and having bid successfully I couldn't restrain a certain euphoric prolixity in later regaling my long-suffering partner with every last detail of my auction prowess. (by Et Seqq)


Professor Silvermine's thousand-page History of Photography was delivered to my house in three beautiful ebony leather-bound volumes, but I found the chapters on the daguerreotype, calotype, collodion and cyanotype processes too lengthy, prolix and confusing and decided to look for another shorter History with fewer useless ancillary details. (by Sami)
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