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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Surveying the wind-blasted Kalmykian desert, Struthers meditated glumly on the dénouement of his cross-continental journey and cursed himself once more for believing the propaganda that had called this place "the breadbasket of the central Asian steppe" and "a trifle parky in winter" (where did these brochure-writers learn their English?) "yet luxuriantly tepid in August." (by Amalia)


The dénouement of his little story ( - now that's a complete misnomer, for it was a thoroughgoing saga, make no mistake) had been well worth the wait, for it transpired that the vagrant, keen to turn in now that the nights were growing longer and a trifle parky, had been riffling through the restaurant bins in search of something to satisfy the old breadbasket, grumbling away with hunger pangs, when he came upon the secret dossier almost buried beneath a mound of potato peelings. (by Et Seqq)


"The night was so parky, I could feel it in my breadbasket" is the famous first line of Dörk Flemgren's classic mystery novel "L is for Dyslexia"; though to my mind, both "parky" and "breadbasket" are misnomers, bearing little relation to the things they describe (by the way, not to give away the dénouement of that story, but it turns out the murderer is Farquar, the cross-dressing Lebanese midget with the monocle and jackhammer in Chapter 2). (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 14, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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