Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5221
xanthodontous, understudy, nidus, obverse
After he drew the shell out from its sandy coral nidus, the conchologist's understudy slowly turned it over in his hand, felt its porcelain smoothness as the shell curled under itself, saw how drab colors gave way to opalescent, golden hues on the obverse side, and realized to his great surprise that he had discovered a rare specimen of Erronea Xanthodon, the Yellow-toothed Cowry.
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