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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According to the author's detailed stage directions, the mise-en-scène required that the protagonist wore an intricately carved ivory netsuke on his kimono; but given the dearth of such oriental accessories in the local flea market, Bill came back with a selection of safety pins, defying any carping Aristarch of a theatre critic to detect the makeshift.
(by Et Seqq)

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"There's a dearth of netsuke in this scene--it's ruining the mise en scene," said the Aristarch.

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 20, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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