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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He remembers only that he couldn't help but notice that she was cymotrichous, even though the skyscraper wind tunnels had created odd aeolian shapes out of the waves in her hair as she must have rushed into the office to present the latest, lowest-rated financial product, a tranche of loans this time completely devoid of documentation; though he was no niggard, he couldn't bring himself to buy it, but only later did he realize that he had been present at the fountainhead of the Great Recession. (by Shortscribe)


Ah, Fernando, most handsome of the waiters, with thy -- thy cymotrichous locks ruffled by the -- by the aeolian breath of the air conditioner, Fernando my muse, fountainhead of my inspiration -- hey and while you're going back there you would'ja cut me another tranche of beef and get me a Corona? -- would not I a niggard be if, in writing verse,  I stinted in my praise of thee? (by Gravely)


Whether it was frugality born out of necessity or a niggardly disposition, a certain cymotrichous dame, a customer of Jean-Claude's Salon, eschewed the electric driers after each hair cut and simply let her hair dry outside naturally, but the aeolian method resulted in an uneven look, with one tranche of the dame's mane looking as if it was drenched under a fountainhead and another as if singed by a desert sun. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, May 10, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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