Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Jack Ruff, a knaggy, gewgaw and vociferous roughneck oil field supervisor, made quite a splash on the review board with his outstandingly empathetic support as compurgator for the recently orphaned twins following the rig explosion. (by docephesus)


As talismanic gewgaws went, the unexpected gift was decidedly on the knaggy side, a fragment of gnarled driftwood crudely whittled into the form of a vociferating grotesque - jaws agape, body skewed in torment - that to his fevered brain seemed only to shriek: 'I am no base compurgator but a Judas come to betray you'. (by Et Seqq)


"Listen, I could vociferate about the relative merits of gewgaws and gris-gris's till the cows come home," said Nestor, "but unfortunately I'm due in court in half an hour (yeah, they've called me in as a last-minute replacement witness on a rather knaggy financial imbroglio--something about the previous compurgator refusing to testify until they fed her some crackers, I don't know)." (by saintdufus)


When today, as on every April 15, Count Pover Teesux signed his tax return which showed that he once again would pay no taxes at all, he worried that some knaggy IRS auditor might come knocking and might discover his many gewgaws, but he remembered that his accountant would forever be a vociferous and reliable compurgator. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, April 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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