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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Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom wanted "Springtime for Hitler," a worshipful pastiche of Hitler's life, to be so pediculous it closed on opening night, so--among other things--they commissioned choreography in which chorus girls goose-stepped around the stage as tittuping SS officers. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


TITTUP!", a glittering historical pastiche (and play on words) of celebrated precision dance companies from the Folies Bergere to the Radio City Rockettes, stumbled and closed quickly after it was panned by critics as "the most pediculous and ridiculous farce trotted out to traduce terpsichore and choreography in recent memory." (by mtc)


Late in life, the great maestro of choreography liked to amuse himself by cobbling together scraps of hoary, mangy and pediculous old dance routines, punctuated by the random insertion of the odd tittup and élancé, and then practically daring the critics to pan these wheezy pastiches and thereby alienate his adoring public. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 08, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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