Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

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Brother Jeremiah was an old-time Bible Belt preacher, a real tub-thumper who exhorted the masses about the evils of Demon Rum, and he tended to have an itchy trigger finger when it came to the topic of the illegal trade in booze, so he gave the local law enforcement officers conniption fits when he tried to implicate them in a scheme to transport moonshine, but I said, “Bravo, well done!”.

(by wordgirl)

3

There's something about local politics that brings the most fervent of tub-thumpers out of the woodwork, along with their supporters with itchy trigger fingers who shout "Bravo!" at every second sentence, causing the more hysterical amongst the audience to have a conniption, as happened when the Town Council of Twickleberry- Come-Lately held an election to appoint a new Mayor, when several members of the audience had to be doused with water and then carried away, kicking and screaming as their fervour mounted to fever pitch; and this was only a debate about who should repair the Town Hall clock.

(by Queen of East Pond)

2

I admit I can have an itchy trigger finger sometimes--like the time I shouted "Bravo!" halfway through Senator Leghorn's speech, and this tub-thumper next to me had a friggin' conniption about it (Leghorn himself didn't appreciate 't either, saying "I ain't...I say, I ain't finished yet, boy!").

 

(by saintdufus)

1

He went into conniption fit seeing his arch rival earning generous bravo from the girl he so passionately vied for, and let his itchy trigger finger take control as he heartlessly kicked the stray dog that came around despite the fact that he was known to be a tub-thumper against cruelty to animals.

(by jayved)
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