Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


Not to be pleonasmic, this sentence is short,

"Aha!" you cry, the expected retort;

As Inspector Ferguson of the Gorbals Cop Shop,

Re-lit his pipe, he heard a loud >POP<

And two jejune urchins burst in through the door,

One, Snooker Tam, commanded the floor;

"We's cornered ra Boodler," said wee Snooker Tam,

His brother's face covered in strawberry jam;

"E's stole ra ID of a Merryhull Maun,

Is wife an is business, is oose an is vaun,

Now we's no bin drinkin, it's bad fur oor healf,

This maun as we's saw is no machine elf,

E's flesh an e's blud an e's evil as sin,

E's The Truder AKA, wull ye please run im in?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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