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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The quintessence of a person is rarely visible at first blush, and so when you “birl the bottle” in dating, expect, at first, nugacity.

(by Rudi)

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At first blush, she is the quintessence of sweet, innocent girliness – polka dot bows in her hair, pink ruffled skirt, Hello Kitty socks and shoes -- but don’t be fooled and consider it nugacity that she totes a leather handbag large enough to hold a family heirloom, a Colt Peacemaker with a cylinder that she can load and birl before you can say “the gun that won the West”.

(by wordgirl)

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At first blush you might deem it an utterly trivial pursuit, the quintessence of nugacity indeed; but I tell you, there's nothing quite like burling your own fags and puffing on some Auld Kendal.

(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 06, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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