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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Among the shibboleths employed by those who work in the black arts of disinformation, circumlocution, double-speak, infiltration and double-cross, whose minds perform a capriole with the agility of an acrobat, are those by which they refer to their services (The Company, The Firm, The Agency, or The Job) and when Venetia Vixen, through her tears, sobbed a mumble which included The Stables, the ears of Daphne and Maude pricked up instantly, for that had a significance which was not lost on them!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, September 18, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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