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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Prof. Kutoff, the rogue historian, claims that errors in scientific transcription are not always nocuous: in support of the virtues of omission, for example, Kutoff asserts that the great Einstein, in copying his flawed original equation "jE = mc2," was so distracted by troubadour music that he wrote it mistakenly as "E = mc2," and thus (according to Kutoff) apheresis should take some credit for the greatest paradigm shift in physics to date.

(by Rudi)

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In a paradigm shift so nocuous that it brought a premature end to their entire profession, the English troubadours of the sixteenth century sought to outdo their French counterparts, who were dropping consonants from the ends of their words like mad, by adopting a strict form of apheresis which required them to omit any initial consonant(s) from words of two or more syllables and resulted such memorable ballads as this one: "'Eensleeves was all my joy 'Eensleeves was my 'elight..." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, August 26, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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