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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To speed up the defervescence process, they gave the patient a healing tea that tasted somewhat beey, due to the honey stirred in; despite all his treatment, the patient thought he would pass away because of his abnormally high fever, and so he spent his time in bed browsing through the different articles in a thick variorum edition of a thanatology textbook. (by Pikachu31415)


There was a fever of anticipation when it was announced that a previously unpublished Sherlock Holmes story had been discovered, but there was a marked defervescence when it became known that the story was an account of Holmes' latter-day hobby of beekeeping, mixed with his contemplations about death: the idea of combining beey adventures with thanatological reflections left the public so cold that they opted instead for a variorum edition of "A Scandal in Bohemia" that included annotations and commentary by five scholars, a sequel by Neil Gaiman, and three graphic novel adaptations. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


His defervescene had seemed so promising, she thought, flicking through the perverse variorium of puns that littered the funeral's guest book, "He will bee missed," (She was no thanatologist but she was certain a bee-keeper dying from a beey death was no laughing matter) slowly growing overwhelmed with the memory of his last moments in the emergency room.

(by theamazingcheeseburger)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 03, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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