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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marrow, halation, toplofty, jointure

The halation emanating from the window in the background and the steam rising from the freshly served platter of marrow on the dark mahogany dining table (a jointure, it turns out, along with the gold-rimmed china and the slightly misshapen silver punch bowl) make it difficult to discern Aunt Agatha's features in the photograph, although a hint of her toplofty air comes through from the general tilt of her nose and chin and the way that Uncle Dagobert, here in the lower left, leans away from her and gestures to the unknown viewer as if to say, "whatever will become of me?"

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