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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When he ended the call, DI Gordon Brevity returned to his Aunts who, with the O'Hooligan twins formed a rather dainty vignette in comparison with the completely un-dainty frontispiece above the Tower's entrance and called the diligent WPC Isa Urquhart and enthusiastic Trainee WPC Gertie Mountcastle to join them: “I have just been speaking with our cousin Sophie Soutar at the BGH,” he said, “and she told me that she found two people in a dazed state up near Huntly Burn, they aren't patients who've wandered away, they look as if they've been roughed up and singed by a fire or something and are dressed in skins and furs that are also singed; one doesn't speak English at all, and not even cousin Natalie Sandilands the Speech and Language Therapist knows what language it is, and the other has a strange accent or dialect which Natalie thinks to be pure Old English,” and Aunt Maude asked: “Northumbrian?” and Gordon brushed the question aside, “well, according to Natalie he says he is local, but we have no record of anyone living at the address he gives, for he says he is Thomas Learmonth of Ercildoune Tower!” and the Aunts were agog: “Thomas the Rhymer?” they both cried in unison, “then the prediction in The Lermontov Manuscript is true!” continued Maude, “in it he says that he will return in 2016 – we haven't said a word about this, Crist just deciphered it last night, and we've kept mum in case we prompted a spate of imposters, and Gordon, the person with him is a woman?” he nodded in confirmation, “and he says she's from the Stone Age, a Cave-Dweller, from a Cavern beneath the summit of the North Eildon?” flabbergasted, he agreed, “it's all there, in his own hand,” continued Maude and Daphne added, “and he's been in company with Bernie, Tammy and Tavish, and a couple of scoundrels,” to which Brevity also added, “and a passel of Cavemen and women and,” he paused for dramatic effect, “he has a manuscript which seems to have been compiled by different hands, in charcoal on a piece of animal skin, and it's been so hurriedly written that it's unicameral, with some atrocious spellling and completely lacking in punctuation, but that aside,” continued the DCI “they're being kept at the BGH for photos, prints and DNA tests and we're having a handwriting expert compare the script with examples of Tammy, Bernie and Tavish, and I'd appreciate you both being there when I interview him, seeing as you already seem to know what he's going to say,” and Maude laughed, “oh Gordy, don't be such a fuddy-duddy, you believed in Doctor Who and Captain Kirk when you were wee, remember 'beam me up, Scotty!' and we al had to pretend you'd just materialised out of thin air,” and Gordon said: “well, it seems we have two people who've done just that!”

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 21, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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