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 from the verandah, still able to see Daisy and her friends gambolling on the lawn, Pantagruel MacFarlane listened to his friend's stories about the experiences of the Jews in Nazi Germany: this was very different from the picture painted by the Foreign Secretary, Lord Dalmuir and the officers on the German Desk who clearly all read the same reports and newspapers as Dalmuir and voiced the same opinions, a united front, rather than the obtuse argle-bargle which might be heard from other stations in the building and while Pan's own responsibility was Arabia, he nonetheless felt a tug in his mind, a dark stain like a bottle of ink knocked over, the stain spreading out from Central Europe and extending from the Atlantic Coast to The Bosphorus and turning the whole of Europe red, but not the same red as Bolshevik Russia, this was the deeper red of blood and a study of the vexillology of Europe might show that all of the National Flags had been replaced by the one carrying the Swastika, flying from every flagpole, but that was nonsense, now – though what about then, this future scenario he seemed somehow to be remembering, despite it never having happened: yet; he shook his head to try to clear the shifting sands, and felt Clement's eyes on him: “is there something on your mind, Pan, you look as if you have seen a ghost?”and MacFarlane laughed, “not so definite or tangible as a ghost, it's like a glimpse of a world where the future overlays the present, as if I am seeing what is yet to come, but as if it had already been, like Shelley's Ozymandius, but the legs of the statue rise up to a pair of lederhosen!” so when Clement poured him another drink, Pan gulped it down, trying to wash away the gritty taste of sand in his mouth; suddenly, he took a decision: “if someone got close to Hitler, what should he do?” and clearly Dane was somewhat taken aback by his friend's sudden directness, but only for a heartbeat: “you are rather a dark horse, Pan, but if it were me, I would shoot him between the eyes!”

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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