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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For an author who, by all accounts, had spent the last few years gallivanting about Europe being lionised by the glitterati, here he cut a curious figure of almost bovine impassivity, affecting a mien of deadpan indifference before the plaudits of the assembled company - unless of course it was that he had just momentarily slipped into that semi-somnial state which had engendered those fantastic tales of derring-do that had so often thrilled his readership.
 
(by Et Seqq)

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Sir Gallivant of the Rhomboid Table, besides being a gallant and noble knight, was also the author of a number of medieval texts, of which the best known is his Somnial Gallivants of Beasts Bovine (reprinted in 1837 as Dream Journeys of Cows), in which he recounts, in the most deadpan narrative style, seven alleged cases of cows traveling to distant realms in their sleep.

(by saintdufus)
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