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)


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)


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)


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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