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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“What’s your name? “asked Palestrina, “can we send for anyone? “and the man, looking as though he considered Palestrina a stickybeak, said: “it’s too late for that, I’ve blown it and all Hell’s gonna break loose! sorry, ma'am,  for the language,”: don’t fret, Pet, I’ve heard much worse on my peregrinations hither and thither," and the man sat still while his head was bandaged then said: “I’m J Alfred Prufrock and I have just received confirmation of something but missed the chance to communicate with my Masters,” and Palestrina flashed a look at Gertie and whispered: ^I think he’s a spy, that chap Smiley my brother knows is in the SOE and refers to ‘his Masters’ in just that same way, “but don’t you think he’s an American? that J Alfred thing, like J Edgar Hoover, and J Arthur Rank, and J Walter Thomson, and J Robert Oppenheimer ?" but Pal replied: "never heard of him," and Gertie reminded herself to be on the qui vive for any other chronological slip-ups, but Palestrina asked the man: "can you tell us what's wrong, we might be able to help you fix it?" and he shook his head: "the Tankies are on the move – that's what we call the German Freikorps, ultra-nationalist supporters of Hitler," and as the doctor glanced at him, he put his finger to his lips with a "hush!" and Gertie whispered to Pal: "is it maybe because they've got Jewish names, like Joshua or Judah or Jacob or Joseph," and Pal laughed her tinkling laugh, "pish on that one, darling, remember Joseph Goebbels and Joseph Stalin? no I suspect it is something more like their first names are Joanna or J essica!" and they laughed together, then, suddenly, Prufrock seized Pal's wrist and spoke fiercely: "you must get the message through - they're watching me, but who would suspect you two?" and as Pal stared back at him, he reeled of a stream of information at breakneck speed, and then when he stopped, he asked Pal if she could remember anything of it: "every word, Ducks, I’ve got the phonographic equivalent of a photographic memory, just tell me where I have to go and who I have to see."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 08, 2016 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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