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

So I bivouaced at her place (what a dump!) thinking we'd pass the night with some pleasant osculation if nothing more, but get this – she wouldn't kiss me before knowing my financial status and she didn't buy my story about being the dauphin of the King of Ruritania and so, although I consider myself an expert fibber, I was forced to confess that even Homer nods. (by Rudi)

5

Even Homer nodded at the bivouac where the rugged expert ornithology group overnighted to spot at earliest sunrise the poetical windhover (the metaphorical falcon of English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins), that is, “Daylight’s Dauphin,” but all, exhausted, overslept – except for Jerry Falcone - who osculated towards the quickly fading shadow of an eager bird launching straight upwards to catch the briefest hint of sunrise. (by docephesus)

4

Even Homer nods today, 31st March 2011, having inexplicably overlooked the fact that he, in the person of some latter-day anointed dauphin, had already nodded (the reprobate!) exactly a year ago, on 31st March 2010; but no matter, I refuse to be put out, or into a quandary, and exhale fervid osculations (mwah, mwah!) towards those hardy souls whose self-ordained lot (I blame the zeitgeist!) is to share this rime-bedizened cyber-bivouac of constrained discomfort. (by Et Seqq)

3

Although the King decided she was the dauphin for his love after the Queen's disappearance, the court saw the truth of that old proverb, "Even Homer nods": they did not kiss, merely osculate; and her small affection was only sheltered in a bivouac of commitment, ready to decamp once her plans reached fruition. (by townxelliot)

2

Bivouacked at Faucigny, Guigues VII, Dauphin of Viennois and Count of Albon, reclined in his pavilion, osculating Beatrice of Savoy and reading *The Iliad,* when at length he perceived a grammatical error in the text, and wryly quipped, "Even Homer nods"--unaware that at that very moment, thirty Savoyard soldiers were creeping out of an enormous wooden badger and stealing into his camp. (by saintdufus)

1

At a bivouac outside Carthage, the legionnaires swarmed the first Roman emperor Augustus, Julius Caesar's dauphin, but when I among them tried to osculate his ring, he recoiled in horror, observing that that Roman Catholic tradition had not yet been invented, to which I said impishly 'even Homer nods', a mention of the Greek author which further provoked his chauvinistic wrath. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 31, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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