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:


No flehmening to see, there were no animals; there was no bread, just the half-tranche of porridge that Hansel had greedily grabbed from Gretel who, not noticing the theft, was spellbound by her stepmother’s aberrant kindness in setting up a fan to dry Gretel’s flowers for potpourri; the stepmother, engrossed in her own thoughts: "it’s the fan death tonight or the woods tomorrow"; she pulled fast the door behind her.


(by fdrisc)


As I broke through the door of that basement apartment in the seediest tranche of Little Korea I feared the worst but still was unprepared for what greeted me -- the whir of wooden blades rotating overhead, the concentrated stench of a potpourri of wilted chrysanthemums,  roses and peonies strewn about the floor, and then the corpse itself, neck arched,  lips curled back in a hideous flehmen that exposed yellow teeth and a black tongue --  the city's fifth ritual fan death in as many weeks.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 27, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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