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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In those vast reaches of anaonymous urban sprawl where any commonality of ethnicity, creed, culture, or political identity is wanting, a susurrus of restless unease may be overheard, cater-cousin to an undisguised aversion to extending and reciprocating even the most rudimentary social courtesies.

(by Et Seqq)


My cousin (and cater-cousin) Cate's catering company, "Cater-Cousins," caters to haters of taters (she adamantly refuses to serve tater-tots), which is almost as odd a choice as that of her company motto: "A Sussuration of Reciprocation for the Tater-Hating Commonality."

(by saintdufus)


"You can be my cater-cousin, my friend with benefits", Kate consoled me in a quiet susurrus but she was determined to marry a prince and could not reciprocate my fervor for a life together since I alas was merely part of the commonality. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 08, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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