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:

4

"You knew Sheriff Collins", I told the deputy while piecing together the day’s events in my mind, “he was larger than life, physically as well as metaphorically, and, when I could not dissuade him from a spelunking adventure, I chose this prosaic little cavern as our safest course and, it would have been safe enough, had not Sheriff Collins discovered, quite by accident, that the floor to this cavern is the ceiling of a much greater one—oh, and tell your men they will need a much longer rope to hoise the body off the stalagmites”.

 

(by fdrisc)

3

Spelunking through the caverns of the dark, contemporary history that has led to perpetual, universal surveillance and state files on citizens becoming a prosaic part of everyday life, rather than a reason for hoising banners of protest in indignant outrage, will take much effort and the goal of piecing together how we got here may never be reached. (by Shortscribe)

2

One by one we hoised up Daddy's bones through an aperture in the roof  of the cavern, and and tried to piece them together into the semblance of a human skeleton on the ground above, and while the lore was already taking root among the family that he had been abducted by fairies while on a spelunking adventure the day he went missing ten years ago, the prosaic truth is more likely that  he had been staggering around the woods blind drunk and fallen down a hole.  (by Gravely)

1

Spelunking with our tour guide inside the Lascaux Caves, we hoised our flame torches closer to the walls and found the rumored old paintings, supposedly 17,300 years old but looking rather prosaic and amateurish as far as (allegedly) prehistoric graffiti go, and we questioned the guide about the officially accepted narrative: "How did you piece the long history together, and how do you know this wasn't some kid with a few crayons from just seventy or eighty years ago?" (by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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