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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Inspector Lestrade shook his head and wondered how a body could still be nomothermic several hours after death, why the purported suicide note was written on a palimpsest -- a scrap of Egyptian papyrus, judging by the little figures left in one corner, and how this man could have been hung – or strangled – with a silk necktie during daylight hours in a haberdashery known as a relict from the Victorian Age, and often crowded with tourists.

(by wordgirl)

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With the normothermic reserve of a monk, the haberdasher gazed calmly down the abandoned street, a palimpsest of greasy-sheened cobblestones, his establishment a relict of a time when gentlemen flocked to this neighborhood to procure their accouterments, and he silently awaited the next customer, not at all sure if he would ever arrive. (by AndymAndym)

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It had become de rigueur in environmental protection circles to go beyond bemoaning the loss of habitats to proposing viable solutions, so it was a real win-win for both the navy and environmentalists when a decision was made to scuttle a mothballed relic so that the deck of an old destroyer could become a palimpsest supporting new ocean life, but the linchpin of the operation was finding a way to pump the tanks dry before towing the ship to its final resting place, to obviate the risk of a fuel leak at some future time.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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