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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Our formerly zealous crime fighting neighborhood flatfoot began walking his beat with a lugubrious mien after a citizen’s committee issued a spleenful public assessment of the city’s police force, which left me incensed long enough to overcome my chronic writer’s block and pen a scathing op ed piece against the fault finding group, while including a great deal of praise for our local men and women in blue.

(by wordgirl)

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Struggling with my worst bout of writer's block in eleven years (I'd gotten as far as "Once upon a..." but couldn't figure out how to continue), I made the mistake of consulting that zealous, hairy flatfoot Hansel Butterbody--clearly a mistake, as his suggestions tended to be either spleenful ("throw a rock through the window of a famous writer") or lugubrious ("fling yourself upon a divan in maudlin despair and bitterly weep until you lose consciousness"), and did me no good whatsoever; nevertheless I thanked him graciously for his counsel, politely asked after his wife and children, quietly inserted a banana in his trousers, and departed.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 09, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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