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:

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The old ditty-box intrigued me the most, embossed with a motif of tear drops, like a trickle of aspersion or a stream of lonely yins, and whose content was a veritable pantheon of multiculturalism comprising reels of bright Chinese silk, a handful of Cardamom pods, dried Kashmiri chillis, fishbone needles, a carved ivory chess piece, and even a yellowed shark's tooth. (by alaistair)

3

Multifaceted multiculturalism, as a political bombshell – argued as its theoretical yang of integration towards unity and practiced yin of insidious divisiveness towards fractionation – was filleted at every hearing with bicameral aspersions and banal solutions as apropos as issuing astronauts ditty-boxes. (by docephesus)

2

Back in my foreign-exchange days, my friend Yin (we used to kid him about "where's your twin brother Yang?" until he finally got fed up one day and hurled a throwing-star into Cameron's arm, at which point we cooled it a bit with the jokes) used to have this ditty-box full of knickknacks, gewgaws, gris-gris', that kind of thing--sort of a multiculturalist's hodgepodge of assorted old doodads and trinkets--and people would cast aspersions on the guy, saying "Oh, you stole that jade dagger from the National Museum," or "what's that priceless Ming medallion doing in there," or "that yin-yang coin dates back to the Yellow Emperor, there's no way you should have that," and stuff like that, until finally Yin just lost it, and started flinging throwing-stars like he was dealing playing-cards--cripes, it was awful: Cameron took *another* one in his *other* arm; Dr. Chan took one in the yarbles; I took one in the keister as I was fleeing the room; I mean, the guy really had anger issues, you know what I mean? (by saintdufus)

1

"It is the yin in you that makes you keep this ditty-box of sewing needles, yin, yin, yin", my new roommate from Hong Kong laughed exuberantly on the first day we moved in together, but he backed off when I asked if he was casting aspersions on my manhood, and teased that I should be, not so hypersensitive and "not so much like Rambo", but more informed and more multicultural in my perception of his intent which was not to offend but to befriend. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 24, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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