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:


The Creator, albeit rather à contrecœur, kept a close weather-eye on the events which had now found their ways to very different locations: Roslin Priory in the New Year of 1267; the studio and workshops of Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, 1495; Berlin in the winter of 1938/9; Glasgow in the early days of 1947; and in our own time, January 2017, apart from the presence at Ranulph Ochan'toshan's Hill House in Bowden of people who belonged in the Middle Ages and not our present, there was the home of Little Levy Balquhidder - who had discovered a way to turn the biggest cock-up of The Universe, the wrinkles and folds in the intended immutability of the Space/Time continuum, and the various Worm Holes (or Moth Holes in the case of Karla, his Teddy Bear) into a means for communicating with the group who were stranded in Roslin Priory; and that undistinguished cottage in Darnick, reached by a circuitous route, which often caused nearby residents to chuckle at the strange and foolish ways and means of members of Scotland's Secret Service - "thae coodna keep a poke o jujubes secret, that lot," said Auld Tam Hunter to his long-time Bowls partner, Young Jockie Hazeldean, as they watched Jasmine Juniper-Green slip unobtrusively round a garden shed and stroll nonchalantly in the direction of High Cross Avenue, taking the field where her friend and lover Jane Hunter-Dunn trains her ponies and gives riding lessons, her feet crepitating on the frosted grass, the shortest rout to Auntie Crist's House: "aye," replied Jock, "she'll be gangin alang tae thon muckle hoose wi aw thae weemin in it, nae doot!" and Tam commented: "she's a bonny mover, tho, ah'll gie her that," and Jock quietly nodded his agreement and approval.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, January 09, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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