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:


As his baas, I had to tell the man “Voetsek!” when he expected an emolument of his employment in the chilly hiemal months would be to poach some of the smaller animals to feed his family and a black rhino or two to sell the horn for its purported aphrodisiac and hematic medicinal properties.

(by wordgirl)


No matter that I was wearing a Canada Goose jacket purchased with the emoluments from my November stint, I still felt cold on a hematic level -- as if my very blood was freezing -- and, alas, my "Voetsek!" to Winter did nothing to dispel the hiemal conditions.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, September 22, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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