Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

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“Mea culpa” should be his byword

If “forgive me” would ever be heard;

A gadabout and a playboy

With women’s affections he does toy;

Endowed with legendary brawn

From which his machismo is drawn,

But deep blue eyes do not disguise        

The guile, the wile, the full-grown child,

Who hibernaculum in pocket stashes

While to the guard, some bills he flashes.


 

(by wordgirl)

2

Lance began his apology by saying, “I offer this mea culpa to the board of the natural history museum, for my younger years when I was quite the gadabout, often using my brawn instead of my brain in an attempt to impress the ladies, which is why I was the one responsible for breaking open the hibernaculum of the rarest butterfly in the collection.”

(by wordgirl)

1

Pilloried by historians as "military adventurers, mere gadabouts flexing the national brawn" after starting two bloody and unnecessary wars, the "W" era neocons have temporarily retreated into a hibernaculum from which they can be expected to emerge as they entered, moronic, without mea culpa, swords in hand. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 28, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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