Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1838
cozen, peristalsis, sigmoid, teem
My Dearest Mama, Herr Wagner - that's right, the famous composer - well, yesterday afternoon he gave us all an extended medley of very pretty stage tunes, playing on the magnificent Estey parlor organ recently presented to him, but, and I cozen you not, Mama, Father (being at heart more of a Brahmsian) soon lost patience with such a 'teeming brain' (you see, I haven't quite forgotten my Keats!) telling me that, as a medical man, the endless treadle pumping was reminding him of nothing so much as post-prandial peristalsis, with the outpouring of glorious sound the noxious excretions of the sigmoid colon - all of which quite put me off my wurst at dinner, I can tell you, With Much Love, Ernestine.
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