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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Being voluble did not mean that Father Paine usually knew what he was talking about, and Pedro was about ready to lead a gherao of those who were fed up with his petty demands – earlier this week, the housekeeper and the throw rug issue; later, wanting the hedges trimmed into silhouettes of the town of Bethlehem; and now, Pedro was climbing up into the belfry scaffolding to make an infinitesimal adjustment to the chimes to satisfy the pastor’s claim that he possessed perfect pitch.


(by wordgirl)


Exhibiting what one observer later referred to as "a nearly infinitesimal degree of common sense," Morton chose as the topic of his address to the National Convention of Vicars, Thomas Fuller's acerbic aphorism, “The devil gets up to the belfry by the vicar's skirts," a topic he eagerly engaged from the rostrum, waxing volubly about "heresies" and "depravities" among the lesser clergy, until a gherao of fist waving clergymen brought his silver-tongued oratory to a premature end. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, January 13, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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