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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Father Nootch assured that my consumption of 47 gnocchi the previous evening, while technically an indulgence in the mortal sin of gluttony, was in fact a venial offense compared to my having pierced the vital organ just behind the fustian waistcoat of Friar Shtutz with a shiv last week, "a sin that will require no fewer than 700,000 Hail Marys and 169,000 Our Fathers to expiate--so get crackin', ya murderous bastard!"

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 19, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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