Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 8152
delphinestrian, orient, futhark, downtoner, n.

"I suppose they're quite nice, really", admitted little Sandra, downtoning any excitement at viewing a fearless delphinestrian balanced astride her surging mount; while, for the benefit of a group of elderly runologists already oriented towards the aquarium exit, the creature was made to spell out spumes of abecedarian letters - f, u, th, a, r, k - to eventual recognition (oh, right, 'futhark') and a perfunctory scatter of applause.

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