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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It was Roxy who spoke next, suggesting that as there was clearly a danger to Daphne while the person unknown who had incarcerated her still roamed free, and it were better if the three Chums adopted disguise and found themselves a safe place,”nu?” she enquired, to which the others eagerly assented; Daphne knew of a commodious bench in Princes Street Gardens, to which they might repair; Maude had an extensive collection of Fancy Dress, which she and her own Chums made frequent use of for “games and entertainments,” as she put it; Daphne suggested that they should adopt a secret name for themselves and suggested “Anapest” as there were three of them, two whose names could be abbreviated to short single  syllables: viz. Daph and Rox, and the third was the possessor of a gloriously long, drawled syllable already – Maude, which she pronounced with Oxford languor and tone; but Roxy interjected, believing that in The Gardens they would be highly visible, even disguised, and Daphne explained that hidden in plain sight, with all the cacophony of a General Election in full swing, with canvassers mingled among hawkers, sideshow barkers and evangelists, even MacBeth's Three Witches would go unnoticed at which Maude interjected, devout Bardolator that she was, that in his original stage directions Mr Shakespeare had these three characters identified as “Newhaven Fishwives, “but not a lot of people know that,“ she said with a mischievous grin – and so, to Princes Street Gardens, by way of Maude's rooms hard by The Castle, they made their way with discreet haste, each taking a different route.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 29, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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