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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Meanwhile, down in the cellar of The Kit Kat Klub – if that was where the cellar rooms were, and not even Laszlo could be sure of that – a depressing silence had settled on the group, since the sudden disappearance of Martin Elginbrod, not that anyone actually grieved for him, he had been pretty obnoxious to all of them and Peter Boo had told them of his own involvement with the prominent Edinburgh Solicitor and Advocate, the brief to defend Ranulph Ochan'toshan and his own incarceration and escape from the Duke of Albany's Palace dungeon; "well," said Unity Mitford, "if you can escape from that, shackles and all, you must be able to get us out of here" but Boo was unconvinced: "I don't know how I did it," he said modestly, "I had read a lot about Houdini," which impressed Roxy, but less so the others, "and I just tried to take the cuffs by surprise, and to my own surprise, it worked," which gave rise to some hilarity as they twisted their own wrists as he had demonstrated and Geli Raubal nodded encouragement: "maybe you could take the door by surprise, take hold of the handle and give it a sudden twist, if it's not expecting that, it may work!" but Peter was unconvinced by her illogical surmise, until Lorre, his sad moon-face seeming to glow as he thought about their situation, then spoke his thoughts aloud: "we have nothing to lose, my Friend, and it might just work, will you try it?" and the stalwart Peter felt he could hardly refuse, which was how it came to pass that, in the twinkling of an eye, the door swung open and they were staring into the Herren lavatory of the Klub, at a fat man who, standing under what looked like an erotic frieze, had been urinating on a young boy, sitting at his feet, and got such a surprise that he pissed on his lederhosen and gave a cry of shock and shame, then flounced out of the door at the far end, leaving the boy sitting on the floor, and disappeared; Peter Boo turned and said to Unity: "wasn't that . . . . . ?" and she nodded: "yes, Goering, Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 22, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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