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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Lil' Big Shorty summoned his saloonmates with two rapid fillips and a cry of "Time to paint the town red!", not realizing that the force majeure of liquor had resulted in most of the crowd he was addressing being unable to do anything but flounder.

(by Elijah Shiffer)

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As the first feathery flakes of snow began to fall, the teacher's aide gave a gleeful fillip of her fingers, invoked  the force majeure clause of the new contract and led her colleagues out the back door of the Shagbark Preschool and Daycare Center to go paint the town red, leaving the headmistress all alone to flounder in the incoming tide of sniffling, overstimulated infants. (by Gravely)

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The Story was an old one, told before by Shakespeare and Ovid, but its retelling by Steven Soundheim made his nascent career and became a force majeure on Broadway;there are the Capulets, no Sharks--and here come the Montagues, no Jets, fillip, fillip, fillip,--fingers snapping, blades flashing; when they finish painting the town red tonight, there will be a body count.

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 25, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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