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:

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(Opps! last draft left out codger!)

The old isolato chased his white whale once a year, his obsession to bring Christmas cheer to the luckless and the lame, and so on a downtrodden corner, forsaken by the season, we find our ancient codger huddled round a steel drum fire, his canorous tones joined by the forgotten; the fire warming chilblained hands, the carols warming chilblained hearts.

 

 

(by fdrisc)

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The old isolato chased his white whale once a year, his obsession to bring Christmas cheer to the luckless and the lame, and so we find him on a queer street corner forsaken by the season, huddled round a steel drum fire, his canorous tones joined by the forgotten; the fire warming chilblained hands, the carols warming chilblained hearts.

(by fdrisc)

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That sea captain was a curious old codger who, far from calming down in response to the canorous vocalizations of white whales which we played in the background in hopes of lulling him to sleep, leapt out of his bed and began, by all appearances, to dance a mad hornpipe, notwithstanding the severe podiatric chilblains that had necessitated his visit to the emergency room in the first place. (by Gravely)
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