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:

4

Having assayed my conscience I felt much chastened, aware that the sidelong oeillades that I had of late bestowed upon the strapping wainwright had but encouraged his amorous inclinations, when my exalted station - if it did not altogether rule out such a teasing dalliance - undoubtedly precluded acceptance of the wagon he had already made to carry us both to our nuptials.

(by Et Seqq)

3

Wayne Wright (who, as destiny would have it, was a wainwright by trade) cast an amorous oeillade at the rather hairy--yet strikingly attractive--woman whose carriage he was in the process of repairing; and in that furtive ogling glance he quickly assayed the likelihood of a possible tryst with her, somewhere among the glaucous reeds which clustered along the nearby riverbank, should the opportunity arise.1

1 This outcome, however, was knocked clear of all possibility by the chastening smack of a birch log, deftly wielded by the woman's jealous husband against the side of Wayne's leering cranium, plunging the wagon-maker into a brief but intriguing coma.

 

(by saintdufus)

2

It only took one surreptitious oeillade at a gilded carriage for Rufus to assay his career prospects and to resolve to become a wainwright, but his enthusiasm was chastened by the advent of the automobile and the concomitant decrease in the wagons in circulation in his and all surrounding towns. (by Sami)

1

 

Dorian, whilst luxuriating in the unabashed oeillades from Wainwright, found it necessary, upon assaying his plangent ballads, to chasten the hot-house humidity of their florid flourishes.

(by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Tuesday, July 12, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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