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:

5

The raggle-taggle couple were allowed to billet in the stables, their adventitious luck arising like the impresa of the Eastern star.

(by mjrave)

4

"A-you-a people-a don't-a impresa me-a," said the angry Italian farmer, wagging his finger reprovingly at the raggle-taggle band of soldiers who had been adventitiously billeted in his Tuscan hovel (each of whom bore on his sleeve the impresa of a two-headed custard stork, rampant on a field of vermilion, with the motto Absit Invidia--"No Offense Intended"--beneath it).

(by saintdufus)

3

Raggle-taggle as it has been, my life has always borne the impresa: "Billet the adventitious."

(by California Steven)

2

Later in her life, no one believed that the fabulously wealthy Frederica von Fugglestaff had gotten her start as a botanist, billeted among raggle-taggle comrades in the far reaches of the Amazon studying the adventitious roots of Clusia when she spotted the mysterious impresa on the jungle-festooned pyramid that led to her discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola.

(by Amalia)

1

On an previous campaign I'd found myself billeted with a raggle-taggle handful of exhausted young conscripts whose adventitious late arrival one evening had done nothing to cheer me, for each bore the impresa of mud, misery, and not a few lice.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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