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:

6

Interpreting birdsong is somewhat outside my bailiwick, but it is tempting to hear this owl's vespertine call as a lament for the fugacity of justice and the new prevalence of jiggery-pokery here in Pleasantville. (by Rudi)

5

Vespertine jiggery-pokery seemed to be the self-appointed bailiwick boasted by one wildlife trail counselor at the riverine Glory Campground, consisting of – for a fee – a promised riparian hike with lambent reflections of the canyon at sunset which, in actuality in that season, amounted to a fugacious and mundane volley of shadows on a dry riverbed. (by docephesus)

4

In the weak, vespertine light of the waning moon, John Smith, local expert in sleight of hand jiggery-pokery and light-fingered nimbleness, skulked along the weed-covered sidewalks of his bailiwick, Hastings Street--a no-man's-land of urban decay and fugacious, frostbitten dreams. (by Hanne Lene)

3

None of us knew how to sing or how to play a musical instrument, but through an act of brazen jiggery-pokery, we had convinced the laundromat king that playing at vespertine weddings was our particular bailiwick and that we were just the act he needed  to hire for his daughter's wedding, for us a fugacious and doomed, and obviously mendacious, attempt to jump start our musical careers. (by Sami)

2

"My particular bailiwick," said Horton, "is what you might call 'vespertine jiggery-pokery'--that is to say, acts of trickery which can be carried out neither in the morning nor at night, but only in the evening--for there is a certain art to the skillful and timely execution of such fugacious exploits, and I am a practitioner of that art." (by saintdufus)

1

His doctoral bailiwick had sought to identify, assemble, and offer critical commentary upon, all those short imitative pieces - fugacious fugues, if you like - written for the Kunstharmonium between 1899-1911; but finding a paucity of original material he had indulged in some academic jiggery-pokery by bulking out the thesis with 'Sigfried's Vespertine Musings in the Gloaming' - a substantial set of darkly brooding miniatures by himself in the guise of an 'as yet unidentified anchorite Wagnerite'. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 22, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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