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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“This is a fine kettle of fish”, fussed Mrs. Richie, “especially since we gave up everything we owned to move out here when you retired because you wanted a bucolic setting where you could relax and breathe fresh air the livelong day, and now all you do is pettifog about the lack of amenities and the long distance to the hardware store or the supermarket, and how you can’t sleep longer in the morning because of the roosters crowing or late at night because of the chirping of the crickets and frogs.”

(by wordgirl)

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There is a bucolic meadow not far from here--the sort of setting you might find in a bucolic--where two bucolics discuss bucolic matters all the livelong day; and at times these two shepherds fall to bickering, quibbling over trifles (in a word: pettifogging), until at last one of them spontaneously combusts,1 and the other cries out in dismay, "Well, ain't that a fine kettle o' fish!"

1 "Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year." -- David St. Hubbins

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, February 28, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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