Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1864
nankeen, belligerent, gimcrack, retrograde
The man was so belligerent, haggling over the price of a glittering gimcrack, a table runner cheaply made of nankeen with a shiny print of The King of Pop's likeness, that the vendor stepped retrograde, apparently uneasy with the man's intensity.
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