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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“Flavorus, you must have a talk with young Crassius; this morning he was walking out of the house without the slightest homage to lares and penates,so I stopped him and recited him my newest apothegm, “garnish the gods and they’ll garnish your life, garner their wrath and they’ll garnish it back”, and your son turned to me and said: “Oh granny, enter that one in the contest, it is bound to win first prize for best battology by an old bat.”

(by fdrisc)


As I sit down to my supper, a vegetable stew garnished with a slice of bread, and I take a few moments to gaze around the room and make a fond inventory of my lares and penates: the row of books on the shelf, the orange jump suit, the tin cup and bowl that sit before me on the table; the scrapbook stuffed with newspaper clippings, propped against the wall ... will I be accused of battology, too, if I repeat a dozen or more times, in a kind of grace, the old apothegm, "there's no place like home"? (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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