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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Chan looked upon his grandfather as a fusty old man who would waste his time before the New Year beavering away at some picayune task, such as sweeping the house or fixing bits of stuff, rather than preparing for the merriment of feasting, fireworks and lion dancing, and that most important ritual -- passing out handsels of red envelopes filled with money to his grandchildren.

 

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 26, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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