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 the final presidential debate featuring Governor Mitt Palin and yours truly, the Governor played up his life narrative as a self-made working man, who started out as a collier and rose through his own toil and sweat and he criticized me as "the Senator from Nebraska, a state with a legislature which does not even have the gumption to be bicameral" and he further derided my campaign proposals as "a Yugo-like flivver at a time when the country needs a big tough American-built truck". (by Sami)



Losing his seat at the general election he was bemused to find that, having served for many years in the lower chamber, he was elevated to the bicameral 'other place' where, as a former collier from a South Wales pit, he had the gumption to demand generous subsidies for emphysemic ex-miners (like himself) to replace the rot-box flivvers that, times being hard, many (like himself) were still driving.


(by Et Seqq)


Several members of the bicameral legislature--including the outspoken Senator Tom "Foghorn" Leghorn of Alabama--felt that great gumption had been shown by the Pennsylvania collier who boldly stood up during last Thursday's session and demanded that the "Cash for Clunkers" program be replaced by a "Cash for Flivvers" program (his reasoning being that he himself owned a flivver, rather than a clunker, and he felt he was being unfairly discriminated against).

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 13, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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