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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During the campaign the candidate spoke eloquently but with a wry smile as he proposed a tax cut – a boon to all, as a major part of his political platform, but after he was elected, he machinated to resile from this position to help “the little man” and concentrated his efforts on protecting his wealthy donors.

(by wordgirl)

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The delay in the train's departure from the station was a boon to Houdini, as it gave him time to machinate a plan to evade paying the fare: namely he would twist his body into a wry position and hide inside a cello case, (conveniently left behind by an intinerant musician) and then resile back to his former position on the seat, albeit with his ankles tied in a knot behind his head, necessitating him having to lay on his back displaying his bottom to the world; which, when all's said and done, is not the most dignified nor comfortable position in which to travel.

(by Queen of East Pond)

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"Your feeble machinations are no match for a spy of my resilience," boasted Sackner wryly, as he deftly dodged my poisoned dart; and this show of contemptuous bravado was a boon to me, as it gave me time to load a second projectile, which connected squarely with Sackner's jugular, bringing him coughing and spluttering to his knees, begging for cheese (for such was the curious effect of this particular type of dart, that anyone struck by it felt an immediate and overpowering need for a slice of Gruyere).

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 31, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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