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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My time machine delivered me accurately to the destination I had programmed, Anna Atkins' London house on a foggy night in 1855 which I burglarized for a copy of her "Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions", a rare book that a collector had averred would be worth half a million dollars in 2011, but I heard Anna coming back and I climbed back in my hermetic vessel to dissociate myself from that era just in time before she shuffled into her library. (by Sami)

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An acolyte in the montane hermetic caste petitioned for halting his duties in the photoprinting exercise, averring the gravity of his nyctophobia - even entering a darkroom – would be ruinous, and with honorable genuflection offered to prepare instead positive cyanotypes (requiring the blessings of sunlight alone) as a final faithful gesture to avoid dissociation from the hermitage and retrogression into urban heresies. (by docephesus)

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In reply to protestations from the Friends of the Gallery, the director averred that he certainly did not dissociate himself from the action of his new curator of photographs in having given instructions for rare original cyanotypes to be hermetically sealed in lightproof containers so as to preserve the high contrast of white figure against blue ground. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, March 13, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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