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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Round the table sat the Gods of Man, each in turn choosing the symbol of their faith: YAHWEH choose the burning bush, the pillars of salt, the flooding of the earth, overawing his chosen; Muhammad, the sword and crescent moon; Jesus, the cross and the more demulcent love of ones neighbor; Shiva, true to his nature, destroyed the lazy Susan from which the Devine tokens were taken, but Buddha was not offended, because he did not want, he wanted for nothing.

(by fdrisc)

5

Having infiltrated the drug cartel as an undercover agent, I finally found myself, after a decade of living in meticulous secrecy, dining with the Boss Of All Bosses at his sprawling hacienda and I was overawed by the offerings pivoting on the lazy Susan before us, here a platter of demulcent oysters, there a slab of steak tartare, there again a royal dorada but... suddenly the rotation stopped and parked in front of me stood a large dull greyish quoin which I surmised from my host's evil smile, in the nanosecond that it took to unholster my gun, was intended for my ankle, not my stomach. (by Sami)

4

Frank DeVontz always wanted to make visitors to his house feel at first overawed and then comfortable; he made an archaic-looking stone lazy Susan, set about with quoins, to keep things demulcent.

(by Elijah Shiffer)

3

The first suitor tried to win the princess's hand by overawing her with his ability to rip a quoin from the corner of her castle and heave it into the middle of the lake; and the second, by singing madrigals in such demulcent tones that the knights' steeds lay down on the grass and fell asleep;  but Espen Cinderlad won the day and the princess's heart by setting up a lazy Susan on a folding table in the middle  of the lawn laden with twenty-three different varieties of cheesecake and inviting her to be seated on the solitary stool he placed next to it.  (by Gravely)

2

My stomach, turning like the lazy susan on granny's table, needed some sort of demulcent, so I picked up the quoin and tossed it into the pond and immediately I was overawed by the tranquil feeling that simple toss produced. (by ChrisH)

1

Ena span the lazy Susan and picked up a strawberry daiquiri for Brad, who was standing at the corner of the roof, kicking the quoin: “For its demulcent effect, I heard you overawed young Tom,” she said.

(by LexigraphicLove)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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