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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Robin B. Brayne, the raptor boffin, was quite bumfuzzled to note that the new condor pair seemed to be nesting off season, and after watching the birds for some days, decided to undertake the long, arduous climb up the mountainside to examine the aerie, where he saw that the nest did not contain newly laid eggs but two smaragdine gemstones missing from a recent jewelry heist.

(by wordgirl)

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Looking down from its cloudless aerie high on a promontory, the eagle saw with smaragdine eye the struggles of earthbound boffins below, bumbling and bumfuzzled, and serene with effortless ease shoved off and soared on broad wings into the boundless blue. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, January 31, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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