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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Merry was a micawber, for it was the sine qua non of the residents of Happy Camp, a tiny hamlet of a few dozen souls with a main street only a few furlongs in length, where mirth and fulgurant outbursts of merriment were frequent, but quite shocking to those unfamiliar with the ways of the townsfolk.

(by wordgirl)

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Optimism is the sine qua non of a unicorn racer: you must be a micawber to stay in the game — you must expect your animal to appear in a flash, and run the furlong with fulgurant haste, even if the mare or stallion has a perfect record of absenteeism.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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