Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1758
emanate, squamous, plaintive, imago
Gus never let go of his imago of his pet snake, remembering the slithering garden reptile as his earliest and truest companion – its squamous skin had been a massaging feather to him, its hiss the whisper of Achates! – and much as he tried to block the memory, he grew plaintive, clinically lachrymose, whenever he thought of the poor creature's demise underneath a rubber tire – curse tires! – its guts, partially digested goldfish and all, emanating, no, extruding, onto the asphalt inside the double-yellow.
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