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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And as The Lady rocked over the swell in the general direction of The Bass Rock – for those knowledgeable about the ways of the waves will be aware that the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line, but rather a looping course which makes use of the currents not visible to landlubbers like Theresa, which means, me, also; and while that voyage of discovery progressed, in another, darker, less wholesome place, a person of evil intent for whom Gehenna, or Hades, would be too good a banishment, opened his eyes after his noctambulous wanderings in the byways of his mind, plotting skulduggery, which always brought him a whiff of olympicene and gave him his morning erection; but he reached out his hand and found his mobile, pressed a speed-dial number and presently heard the sound of a telephone ringing out, ringing out, and eventually he cancelled the call, frowning a little, but not unduly, for the person he had called was probably having a shower, or using the toilet; so he rang another number and got the same result; tried the first again, then the second, then the first for a third time – gave a pause as he lay back, telephone in hand and pondered, but not unduly, for there would be an obvious answer – they were just taking a while this morning but it was, after all, rather earlier than he would normally call; so he left it fifteen or twenty minutes, during which he himself showered and dressed; and dialled; by the time he had called both numbers three times and still got no response he was angry – at himself for expecting absolute obedience, at them for not giving him what he expected, “nay, required, nay again, demanded – for are they not mine to use, to abuse, to dispose of, mine,” and Martin Elginbrod dialled another number!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 01, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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