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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Having grown up poor and illiterate in a rural hamlet, where a cloudburst would flood the streets and leave them sticky with mud for weeks, and there was little to eat but offal from the nearby slaughterhouse and tannery, Joel felt that his middle age had been enriched by a chance to attend school, and he was excited to be an abecedarian -- and the biggest boy in kindergarten.

 

(by wordgirl)

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A cloudburst hit the desert hamlet, frightening the abecedarian children who had not experienced rain before and were convinced it was some kind of offal.

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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