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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It took some detective work to figure out why a memorial service for our local satrap was being planned on the grassy tor outside town -- since I had just seen him walking his arthritic canine companion down the street, but an apparent malapropism about the old gentleman’s “extinguished” (rather than “distinguished”) appearance, plus a misunderstood reference to his seemingly worthless old dog as a “white elephant”, had combined into a rumor about his impending demise.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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