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:


The shrieks and groans we heard as we approached the convention center were presageful of the brouhaha -- no, the bedlam -- we'd meet inside, where assembled typographers of various persuasions, from Palatinian to Baskervillian to Monegasque, failed at reconciliation. (by Rudi)


Given that I was Johannesburg's most presageful fortune-teller, a young woman named Charlene came to me one day nearly two decades ago to inquire whether she would ever win an Olympic gold medal in swimming, but I caused much brouhaha and bedlam among her family and trainers after I did my little chant and struck my crystal ball and issued this pronouncement: "Alas, no, but you shall wed a Monegasque!" (by Sami)



I was there playing the casino with old Dodie, or then again perhaps it was when I attended the Grand Prix with Jasper . . .  can't remember now - anyway, amid all the roistering and attendant brouhaha and what have you, this pip-squeak of a Monégasque sidles up to me and tries to cadge a ciggy, and when I naturally tell him to clear off sharpish, what does he do but come out with a mouthful of incomprehensibility in the local lingo that in the circumstances I could only take to amount to a string of presageful obscenities.
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 02, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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