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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Maleeka was her village’s notorious pariah because she chose an ascetic, childless life when younger – interpreted by seers as the “parable of the barren woman” to warn other girls – and often stood rebelliously with both arms akimbo at high tide on a shallowly submerged skerry in the inner islands, further confounding skittish village gawkers who believed she walked on water. (by docephesus)

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Holding forth from the pulpit, chest thrust out, arms akimbo, the evangelist hectored them with his parable of the pariah who quit a submerging skerry, leaving the congregation none the wiser, confounded by the religious import of a social leper apparently able to walk on water. (by Et Seqq)

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When Senator Kerry was looking for an internet domain name to promote his Presidential campaign, his manager came up with the not-so-brilliant idea of reserving the name ‘skerryforamerica.com’ (skerry short for senator kerry) and of uploading a picture of the senator and his wife, their arms akimbo and intertwined in front of a giant bottle of ketchup, but it all proved too much for more sagacious minds who argued that 'skerry' was too close to 'scary', and the manager was finally banished to a skerry in the Andaman Sea where, unbowed, he turned his brainchild, skerryforamerica.com, into a blog on island living, that is until the end of 2004 when the Asian tsumani submerged his computer and convinced him to return to Boston where he lived on as a pariah of the Democratic party, a parable which should teach us all not to call any politician skerry or not to live in the Andaman Sea, or certainly not both. (by Sami)

1

Pariah Skerry--the singer whose blatant and uncalled-for imitations of Mariah Carey had led first to her ostracism, and finally to her banishment to a small, rocky island in the Pacific--stood with her hands on her hips, elbows bent outward, ruefully recalling the Parable of Akimbo, the Lonely Tiger, who had suffered a similar fate; and her last thought, as the water overwhelmed her, was: "Do-do-doop...dum...do-do-doop-do-doop-do-dum..." (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 19, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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