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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Met with such a scurrilous, vicious onslaught, what could I say to her but that my Paphian stamina was actually only enhanced thanks to a preliminary wee dram or two of usquebaugh, and if the water of life were available on tap then I would assuredly bathe in its lubricious lavations before thus exercising my conjugal rights. (by Et Seqq)


The lavational divesture of good taste and rational thought with usquebaugh prior to scurrilous paphian pursuits is a tradition dating back to the discovery of fermentation and the kegger. (by gumo420)


O scurrilous lust, the spirit's scourge, your thirst with usquebaugh you lave, ere yielding to the Paphian urge, some hapless victim to deprave. (by saintdufus)


"Have you imbibed some Usquebaugh and fallen prey to indomitable Paphian urges?" asked the street-walker mockingly, which prompted me to compliment her on her rich syntax and vocabulary, but she was not appreciative and she became scurrilous with me: "Is there a rule against being a well-spoken artisan of love? I fear, sir, that you are nothing but a tainted soul in need of lavation at the altar of kindness and good manners" and then, in Shakespearean mode, "thou gleeking, beef-brained barnacle!" (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 17, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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