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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While many a mekebate may disagree, in the end, Arthur Fielder, the great auteur of musical direction, a name synonymous with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, will be best remembered for his creation a dandy of a Fourth of July celebration on the Boston Esplanade by combining the largest free classical music concert in the world with many a familiar patriotic tune, all of which culminates in a dandy of a finale with Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, cannon fire, church bells and one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.  (Happy 4th of July!)

(by fdrisc)


James Herbert considered himself an auteur of jazz; this made him a dandy of a makebate, as for example when he met with Daryl Arada, a much more collaborative-minded jazz musician, one evening on the Seal Beach esplanade, and immediately began a loquacious tirade that erupted into a brouhaha.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


The esplanade along the beach at Cannes is a delightful venu for an afternnoon stroll, but be wary of the approaches of the moustachioed young dandy who doubles as a pick-pocket, or the garrulous makebate who tries to tries to stir up civil strife by insinuating that Tarantino is a greater auteur of the cinema than Truffaut. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 04, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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