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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Previously, when it had seemed but a mere prank gone wrong, Bruce had been the biggest gascon of the bunch, but he now sat stoically while he waited for the jury to announce their verdict, and the judge explained the bright-line rule for sentencing with a rather frightening birr applied to the crucial word “death, by hanging”.

(by wordgirl)

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(continued) Alas, on the day of the big event, the gascon William Tell missed the apple on his son Walter’s head and the arrow struck Walter’s leg with full birr instead, but the poor boy took it rather stoically, emitting a barely audible moan and thereby setting a new bright-line for Olympic spirit and bravery.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 28, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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