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:

7

As I have been witness to the soprano's backstage flirtation with the lighting director (whose dappling of the set with simulated sunlight she praised, saying that his talents made the place feel as enchanting as a true Ruritania), I can confirm that she is well cast as the opera's indefatigable soubrette. (by Rudi)

6

His heart sang praises to Somnus as the obtuse, nebulous mist of slumber gave way to the gates of some Ruritanian bliss where he witnessed a vision of that most delicate of soubrettes, reclining under an apple tree, her pale skin dappled with the fading light of autumn. (by alaistair)

5

Their marriage started with the usual visit to the Ruritanian Shangri-la known as "stage one: the honeymoon" but it witnessed some damning changes during "stage two: the children" when the fair-haired soubrette turned into a homely maid and "stage three: the mortgage" when the august prince was revealed a dappled monkey. (by Sami)

4

There once was a piebald soubrette, (a dappled light opera coquette) whose songs Ruritanian in accents Iranian bore witness to the pow'r of duet. (by cusheamus)

3

A light, cast forth upon that faery realm of Ruritanian splendor, cleaves the trees, and casts a dappled shadow in the forest, wherein a soubrette, solitary, strays beyond all mortal witness, past the bounds of light and shadow, and returns no more. (by saintdufus)

2

Accoutered in a splendiferous uniform encrusted with decorations for exotic gallantry, and twirling his moustache in a manner that the chorus girls nightly found so enchanting, a handsome young witness proclaimed in ringing tones, before a court of quite Ruritanian romantic sensibility, that well yes, as it happened his identical twin brother did indeed prefer teasing soubrettes to dour duennas; at which point the delicious Fifi fainted decoratively (but decorously), her cortage dappling the boards centre stage with scattered rose petals. (by Et Seqq)

1

The flirtatious soubrette well knows, as the only first-hand witness, about the Ruritanian scandals – after all, it was her dapple thoroughbred mare that her romantic interloper galloped away on from his brazen second tryst that night. (by docephesus)
The Quandary for Monday, April 04, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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