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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What type of soothing poultice can we apply to this angry wound of deracinated peoples, to help them heal from the bloody strife that ripped them from their homeland, to colligate such a disparate and unsettled group of languages and cultures into a well-blended ragout which can nourish a peaceful new beginning?

(by wordgirl)

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Watching the field nurse offer a spoonful of ragout to the wounded soldier through a slit in his poultices, the Confederate major doubted for the first time whether the struggle to deracinate from the Union was worth the bloody cost exacted between brothers; whether there might still be an honorable way to colligate as one nation under one flag. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, December 20, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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