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:


"Stymied by *#! pettifogging lawyers!" the developer raged, turning shades of raspberry, pounding his fist, and splashing his Dark Roast across the damask table cloth when he learned attorneys for the ".#! Environmental Defense Fund" obtained an injunction permanently blocking his pet project to "improve" the marshland, and causing him to lose face in the media ("FRUMP THUMPED!") (by mtc)


Outside the klieg light of public scrutiny, behind the damask curtains and walnut panels of the clubhouse lounge, the players dropped their sportsmanlike masks after the tournament and did a catty commentary on the winner's play: "Yeah, he was stymied behind a bush on the eighteenth, and he tweaked the lie of his ball a little bit, but when the officials caught him he did some pettifogging with the rule book and managed to avoid losing face--hey waiter, make it another double Old-fashioned, extra bitters!" (by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 25, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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