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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 The timid ship’s boy admired Mr. Bates, the cannoneer, standing so brave and tall in his leather apron and galligaskins, but Billy was bumfuzzled by the din when the guns fired and the cascabel raced back towards him, and his own pusillanimous act to duck and cover earned him no credit with the crew.

(by wordgirl)

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In a show of gastronomic macho, Gascon swaggered up to the judges' table at the Loosiana Pepper Tasting Tournament ("Pusillanimous polecats need not apply") in his trademark galligaskins, consumed a Cascabel, a Carolina Reaper, and a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in quick succession, promptly let out a howl heard in the next county, and awoke bumfuzzled in a local emergency room. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 01, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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