Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 2110
ontology, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, philately, horripilate
Andrew Jerome had never understood the lure of philately - his attitude toward postage stamps was purely utilitarian - but, not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, he did not refuse his Uncle Ralph's gift of the two hundred stamp albums which, when he finally looked through them after his uncle's death, turned out not only to beg the ontological question, "Into what categories, if any, can we sort existing things?", but also to demonstrate that his late uncle's manifestly insane system of ordering his collection made the hair on Andrew's arms stand up and gave him goosebumps, a horripilation he had heretofore imagined confined to cats.
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