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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The May-Day sweeps were out in full force, not so much as a spring celebration but as a labor union protest, after their leader -- a veritable nestor -- had clarified a rather abstruse legislative proposal promoting anti-pollution measures which would result in fewer chimneys being built in the future and no fires in fireplaces within city boundaries, sponsored by the makers of a new type of home heating device, leaving them (per their union bosses) “with naught but orts after the corporate pigs have finished feeding at the trough filled with the fruits of our labors as working men”, and giving rise to their new slogan, “Keep the home fires burning!”.

 

(by wordgirl)

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My friend Nestor is a wise old man (in a word: a nestor), but that doesn't stop him from dressing like a May-day sweep and creeping about abandoned carnivals with his face close to the ground, hoovering up orts, morsels, and crumbs with his mouth--a mysterious and abstruse behavior, characterised by one psychiatrist as "bloody flippin' insane."

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, May 01, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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