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:

5

The plangent howls that filled the down every evening (and so petrified visiting tourists) were accepted by the locals as connected to some circadian cycle of vocalization peculiar to the native fauna.

(by VB03)

4

Nae a single turn ay th' circadian wheel coulds a Brit spend in real moor, their bonnie downs, wi' their sweet girse, frolicin' lambs, an' bunnies, peely waly in comparison tae a proper scoittish moor, fog blackened, damp an' frigid--an 'at in th' daytime, at nicht th' plangent wails ay aw th' lang deid scots woulds petrify th' stootest ay British hearts.

(by fdrisc)

3

When the innkeeper near the cliffs of Dover warned me that she was petrified by the plangent winds howling through the North Downs every morning, I thought that she was just fearful, but I discovered to my immense surprise that she turned to stone on a circadian interval at sunrise. (by Sami)

2

The downs of England even convey death and dying at night with the plangent sounds of carnivorous beasts; when light comes and the nocturnal caterwauls fade to circadian sleep during the day, death is conveyed with the sights of lifelessness: no trees, just the petrified earth of chalk. (by Shortscribe)

1

"Hear that penetrating, plangent cry, like a bleating," exclaimed Marion, scrambling to her vantage point in the oriel, "and behold, we can espy our brother holding a down down on the down, attempting to satisfy his circadian spike in randiness with her, while -- over there -- we observe poor  little Father Wilkins trudging up the bend in the path, all unaware, about to be petrified to his very soul." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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