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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Not quite the doyen of the fashion world, but still respected for his nobby outfits, Nicholas dreamed that someday his thirst for wider recognition would be quenched when his clothing line “Nicholine” took off.

(by Rudi)

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During the time of Tsar Nicholas II, the doyen of Nicholine affairs was, of course, parisienne and could only quench the desires of his guests with sumptuous banquets, and nobby party favors, such as dainty flacons of French perfume.

(by wordgirl)

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Krystol Shampain considered herself quite the doyen of fashion and it did not quench her desire to produce the nobbiest show in New York when models from the Nicholine School of Design appeared – not in black tie and evening gown, but in various versions of Santa suits.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 06, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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