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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Listening to the drips from the clepsydra, unable to sleep, as the ship drifted closer to the leeward shore, Sir Elgar thought about their ruler, who, as the fons honorum, would soon be granting him a title and lands as rewards for many years of service in the royal guard, and how he would retire and pursue his hobby of crime detection science, whose proponents were now discussing the identification of individuals -- by their fingerprints, known as dactylography, or by the French approach of viewing ears as being distinctive characteristics.

(by wordgirl)

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As the ship tacked leeward I lay in bed with the Fons honorum of the last island we visited, studying his hands like a mad dactylographer for clues to his life, as the clepsydra dripped on and on. (by ChrisH)
The Quandary for Friday, March 01, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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