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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The striped pole, the smell of vitalis and barazol, my first haircut, the same lunker of a barber chair, it was too good to be true, all as I remembered; I would get a shave today, the warm towel, the--the same barber, the palsied hands, the long wisps of grey hair shot from out his ears, the superannuated straight razor, rusty and being shakily drawn across the strop; he turned and like a scared rabbit I debarked knowing there would be more tourniquet than styptic in that shave.

(by fdrisc)

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I tell you, I could hardly wait to debark from that smelly, superannuated lunker of a ferry when we finally arrived at the port of Mykonos, where I was certain my hotel would have a mirror in the bathroom, and some illumination, enabling me to apply a styptic pencil to the many wounds I had sustained while trying to shave that morning.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, June 02, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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