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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"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)

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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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