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 that laconic. crocodilian, pinchgut, the Maister of Kilquhenny, read Lady MacFarlane's Writ of Devastavit and handed it back to his man, to return to her lawyer – waiting in the ante-room – but he was not going to let any shit-shoveller from the Faculty of Advocates best him, so instructed Grimble to "cut off his nose, that will spite his face!"

(by MissTeriWoman)

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He was a dreadful pinchgut (he issued a writ of devastavit to his own sister for having eaten their deceased mother's chocolate cake!), impossibly laconic (when told that he could be forced to give up the parking space he habitually occupied if its rightful owner were to go to the authorities, he replied with one word: “if”), and utterly crocodilian (“It pains me to have to point this out,” he said, demonstrating with inner glee my misplaced apostrophe...). (by umbraticus)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 02, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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