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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'Frozen to the bloody marrow, that I was!' said Charlie, handing me a creased, faded photo of himself, his grizzled visage obscured by a halation of breath in the arctic air, 'and if old toplofty hadn't come a cropper showing us all for the umpteenth time that a grand jeté was the only way to leap a crevasse, the missus might just be enjoying her jointure right now, seeing as how it was my turn next'.
 
 
(by Et Seqq)

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When the toplofty divorcée showed me the photos of her new Tiffany lamp, newly acquired from her ex-husband as jointure, and resplendent with unintended halation, I nodded with feigned interest; in reality I was sickened to the marrow that, all those years ago, I had chosen law over medicine.

(by mjrave)

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The halation emanating from the window in the background and the steam rising from the freshly served platter of marrow on the dark mahogany dining table (a jointure, it turns out, along with the gold-rimmed china and the slightly misshapen silver punch bowl) make it difficult to discern Aunt Agatha's features in the photograph, although a hint of her toplofty air comes through from the general tilt of her nose and chin and the way that Uncle Dagobert, here in the lower left, leans away from her and gestures to the unknown viewer as if to say, "whatever will become of me?"

(by Amalia)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 17, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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