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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'Twas the 15th century master dung-collector Weltschmerz of Worms, a gambrinous and obsequious pessimist whose ruddy hangdog countenance was known as far as Bavaria, Mecklenberg, Saxony, and wherenot, who first gave us the word weltschmerz, which originally meant "a viewpoint characteristic of Weltschmerz of Worms," but was later broadened to mean "a mood of sentimental sadness or pessimism."

(by saintdufus)


'Officer, I entirely refute the formal charge of 'drunk and disorderly', for when you chanced upon me in a condition of gambrinous self-loathing at the corner of Puke Alley, Slop Street, or wherenot, did I not supply the cowed obsequiousness befitting converse with an upright lawmonger?; and if, while yet recumbent, bemoaning my sorry lot, I fell into a somewhat lachrimose Weltschmerz, is that slough of despond not grounds for your compassion, for some fellow-feeling, and for at worst a discreet, wholly unemphatic caution?'

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 01, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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