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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I'm dubious of the possibility that the three brothers will find a mutually agreeable vacation plan, when one wants to do his sightseeing atop a howdah in India, another hopes to fill himself with tamales in Mexico, and the third seems bent on shooting at the other two with an antique blunderbuss. (by Rudi)

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“Trust me”, the children’s museum curator said when I appeared dubious about choosing their “World of Dr. Seuss” theme for my son’s birthday party, but he had a tremendous amount of fun eating pink tamales and green eggs and ham while riding in a howdah on the back of a very cooperative elephant named Horton as part of a parade of fantastic creatures, which included a color guard armed with blunderbusses, dancing flag twirlers, and the Cat in the Hat as the drum major of the marching band.

(by wordgirl)

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From his jigling howdah perch, he shot a dubious gaze over the tip of his tamale, cocked like a blunderbuss, towards the tourists below.

(by AlyssaJM)
The Quandary for Friday, December 07, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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