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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The sombre WPC Isa Urquhart put down her telephone and turned to Trainee WPC Gertie Mountcastle, a serious look on her normally humorous face: “it wisnae Cat Cubie, Gertie, it wis Peter Sloss wha named the Storum Gertrude, he's the tap Herald at the Scottish Weather Centre, an he names the Storums” and Gertie turned a baleful face towards her cousin and mentor: “Peter Sloss? that bacchant? but he wis wi us in the pub just twa days ago and he never mentioned onythin, though ah mind he ca'd the wee space atween the sources o Clyde an Tweed 'the Isthmus' which ah thocht wiz stretchin the term a tad” and Isa looked back, straight into Gertie's eyes: “no, but you beat him at Dominoes an won the Cup” ” and Gertie gasped: “the wash-baw! so it wis Vengeance!”

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 30, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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