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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The mayor and city council members were known more for their tony attire than for anything having to do with politics or religion, so it came as quite a surprise to the local populace when picaresque scuttlebutt revealed that they all were witches and their covenstead was somewhere as mundane as the local laundromat.

(by wordgirl)

2

The scuttlebutt about Tony Covenstead (ironically enough) was that the picaresque rogue was a member of a tony covenstead.

 

(by saintdufus)

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The manor is the customary covenstead for local heiresses and billionaire wives bored with their tony lives to come together and exchange pulp-class scuttlebutt of celebrities' downfalls and picaresque double lives.

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 11, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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