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 at the Spring Gaudy,” began Tavish, then remembered that life for University women might not be the same as for men, so explained: “the Gaudeamus, for Men of the College; anyway – that's when I first noticed this Doubleday; he was attached to Elginbrod, the Advocate's son, or should I say the son of the then Advocate, for the Son is now the Father, and he is now the Advocate; anyway Doubleday seemed like an appendage, an arbuscle; and I wondered if he had crept out of a wormhole, from some other time and place, for in bearing and manner he was like some Mediaeval Squire, belonging to a Knight – though don't get me wrong, he displayed great probity; never drank alcohol so far as I know, he joined the Edinburgh and Leith Police as soon as he graduated, and pounded the Beat down Leith Walk and through Salamander Street and The Docks; your boots turn white with salt there and they are a devil to buff up to the Sergeant's satisfaction, but Doubleday was nothing if not hard-working; he applied himself, earned his stripes, went into CID, made Inspector, then Onwards and Upward till he became Deputy Chief Constable, would have been CC the following year, when old Dougal MacDougal was due to retire, but then some bugger came up with the idea of a Unitary Force - and there you have Police Scotland; an outsider parachuted in and Doubleday bangs his head on the glass ceiling as DCC with not a hope in hell of getting the top job, in His Toon; ah, but it would make any man bitter, but one who's already on the Outside because of his proclivities? whose closest associate shares those proclivities and is probably the richest man in Edinburgh, though few would guess it” and when Tavish paused, Bernie seized the moment – and asked him directly: “what is the connection with us, Tavish, spit it out!”

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 30, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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