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:

5

All of the elbow grease young Margaret expended on creating a wraith-like appearance for Halloween – the tedious bedaubing of her already pale skin with seven coats of Grim Supply Co.'s Ghostly Talc – was undone in one fell swoop (or rather, one fell squirt) by her brother's water pistol. (by Rudi)

4

Likely quite crazy, Misty believed that with adequate elbow grease she could adequately bedaub with thick plaster the 100 year old, elegantly framed wall painting of her great grandmother – whom she loathed and was convinced haunted her through recent visitations by her wraith – and permanently be rid of her in one fell swoop by casting the painting over a cliff into the sea below. (by docephesus)

3

 In 'Relationship White Male', the much awaited sequel to the movie 'Single White Female', the lesser known actor P. T. Brabra is cast as Brad Pitt's psychotic wraith after a lengthy bedaubing effort by the makeup crew which they described unkindly as "not exactly one fell swoop,... more like elbow grease." (by Sami)

2

"You see, all it takes is a little elbow grease," said the wraith amicably, as with one fell swoop he bedaubed the windowsill with caulk--and in that friendly teaching moment, I nearly lost the sense of unspeakable horror I always felt in the presence of the undead carpenter. (by saintdufus)

1

Overnight, and seemingly at one fell swoop, but with consummate skill and not a little elbow grease, Banksy had bedaubed the fourth plinth with graffiti'd hanging swags and acanthus leaves before vanishing like a wraith. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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