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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Dr. Watson continued to beaver away at preserving for posterity the cases of Sherlock Holmes, but because Holmes, when pressed for details, tended to reply with such captious descriptions of his own reasoning that the confused Watson was unable to accurately record them, the resulting stories were an inutile reflection of the sleuth's genius, and even caused people to doubt that Watson was his bona fide associate. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)

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For Tell a Fairy Tale Day, February 26:

Pinocchio ignored the captious mutterings of the townsfolk who considered him no more than a plaything as he beavered away at seemngly inutile tasks in Geppetto's workshop, knowing that some day soon he'd become a bona fide child, just like their own.

 

(by wordgirl)

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I beaver away attempting to write bona fide poems that the captious critic in my head tells me are inutile. (by IrishMason)

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I can beaver away, revising for my forthcoming exams but the captious phrasing of the questions is inutile and certainly not worded in a bona fide way. (by scribblesbysmudge )

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"One day I will be a bone fide CEO," was the thought that sustained her when she would beaver away at her desk into the small hours, while enduring the captious whispers of her inutile, endlessly political co-workers who were more content to jockey for position rather than do any actual work. (by TotallyJersey)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 26, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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