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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As the autochthonous people of the plains became teetotalers, many settled down to farm the land, but the local ranchers and their lawyers wanted compensation for past losses and developed a way of using phrenology as a type of lie detector test for asking the wife-beating question, “When did you stop rustling our cattle?”.

(by wordgirl)

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"Phrenology  answers all the most important questions," professor Zappa pontificated, his lazy eye focusing chameleon-like on the ceiling, his good eye on an attractive co-ed in the front row "such as whether we should stop beating our wives ('the wife-beating question,') whether we should  teetotal totally, and of course whether we should drink autochthonous wine."
 
(by mtc)

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"Did you stop beating your wife before or after you started drinking?" (an improvement on the classic wife-beating question) , the clever prosecutor suggestively asked the teetotaling defendant on cross-examination, shrewdly judging by his phrenological profile that he lacked autochthonous restraint, and would explode on the stand, creating a negative impression with the jury.

(by mtc)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 27, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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