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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It wasn't easy being the son of a tulipomaniac: father would slaver over his favorite early spring flowers (sometimes dripping on us) and in the mornings he would awaken us with an ear-splitting revielle and require all seven brothers to hold a thread from his giant clew as he led us out to the garden to help him tend the crop. (by Rudi)

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He was wont to slaver incontinently whenever his tulipomania took hold, and it needed no reveille to rouse him at dawn to prowl the market stalls for a glimpse of some undervalued rarity, possession of which was the clew that might lead him to wealth untold. (by Et Seqq)

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(continued) My meeting with my  financial planner Abe N. Amro in Amsterdam had on me the startling effect of a strident reveille and I walked down the Kloveniersburgwal disheartened at having missed the riches of tulipomania, when I suddenly chanced upon a man slavering over the latest edition of Telegraaf which headlined the crash in the price of tulips and declared in a sub-headline: "Abe N. Amro, other bankers, have no clew on next move." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 22, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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