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:


Unsure whether the soreness was in my larynx or pharynx I decided to kill two birds (or knock two birds galley-west, as it were), with one stone, that is, by consulting one laryngopharyngeal specialist, but the sleiveen just pocketed my money and continued quaffing his moonshine without offering any medical enlightenment. (by Rudi)


At the fair, this sleiveen shamster almost persuaded me that my chronic laryngopharyngeal acid reflux had been cured instantly by one quaff of his 'pharmaceutically certified' nostrum, but when a few moments later I was again overtaken by a fit of coughing, I was minded to knock him galley-west for a patent medicine swindle. (by Et Seqq)


Everything started to go galley-west when that unscrupulous sleiveen Hanrahan urged me, “Quaff this elixir: it’ll give you the virility of a hippopotamus” (in truth, all it gave me was a scorching case of laryngopharyngeal reflux). (by saintdufus)


All was going well with our expert team of art thieves, burglars and assorted sleiveens until our meticulously-planned heist at the Musee du Louvre was knocked galley-west when the loutish Jean-Luc, after quaffing from his Perrier bottle, suffered a freak laryngopharyngeal incident which turned his intended whisper into a long belch and piercing hyena screech. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 17, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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