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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After he drew the shell out from its sandy coral nidus, the conchologist's understudy slowly turned it over in his hand, felt its porcelain smoothness as the shell curled under itself, saw how drab colors gave way to opalescent, golden hues on the obverse side, and realized to his great surprise that he had discovered a rare specimen of Erronea Xanthodon, the Yellow-toothed Cowry. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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