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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That poseur Lenny and his overhead projector transparencies are really starting to get on my nerves--it's like the other night: I'm watching The Thin Man, right, sitting in my favorite oak chair (you know, the burled one, with the small knots that produce a distorted grain in the wood?), and frickin' Lenny comes in and sets up his overhead film projector--catercorner to the TV, mind you--and he starts waving the film transparency around, so the light catches it, and it's flashing all over the place, blinding my eyes, and I say to him Lenny, what the hell, man, and he just grins this shoot-eating grin and says, "Thin-film interference"--you know, as in he's "interfering" with me watching my Thin Man film; oh, I coulda smacked the little shtutz!

 

(by saintdufus)

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The elegantly dressed man in the top hat and brocade waistcoat, sitting at the burled redwood table catercorner from the town’s popular watering hole, was calling out to customers as they exited and using his charisma to sell them admission tickets to the tent behind him which purported to house one of God’s miracles, but this gentleman was actually a poseur, a sometime dishwasher whose customers were lining up to view an example of thin-film interference – a rainbow seen in a gasoline slick floating on a mud puddle.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 11, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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