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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I cannot fathom how someone with such a leviathan presence can quibble so much and still think of himself as a well-to-do, stubborn Stakhanovite!

(by Elijah Shiffer)

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The Russian whale-men, who spent years on the seas in search of the Leviathan, grew increasingly vexed with the Stakhanovite, until one night they tied a rope around him, filled his pockets with lead and threw him overboard; but, he, never one to quibble with a difficult assignment, earned their eternal respect, and awe, when he surfaced five minutes later and reported: “4 fathoms, Captain.”  

(by fdrisc)

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Comrade, I can't fathom why you would quibble over a few rubles -- your function is to toil as a good Stakhanovite until you die, and mine, as commissar, to represent the interest of the great soviet leviathan -- really, what is left to discuss? (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 05, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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