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:

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Of course, the waitresses in the Balaclavas were to make the guests feel at home, handing out Irish Whiskey and a gallimaufry of Soda Breads and Belfast hams, and when the Tangerine with the faintest of moues, drew her own Balaclava from her handbag and pulled it over her head, it was clear to the Prime Minister that she had calculated correctly: this was the sort of Horse Trading the DUP Leader was used to and it was a tacit indicator that both women knew where the other was coming from – Theresa Maybe-Maybenot might not be a ball-breaker in the way the Tangerine was, but she knew how to twist pubes to get her own way; and for her part, the Irishwoman was not quite so Bog Irish as Theresa had expected – she was University educated, had practised as a lawyer in the Falls Road and had smelt cordite on the work-clothes of the UDA men she hobnobbed with: she was no virgin when it came to hard-ball and had no qualms about exerting just the right amount of pressure to let the other party pretend she was dominant while getting the baksheesh in her own way: in other words, while the PM was the Champion and Title-Holder with all to lose, the Tangerine was the sibylline Underdog with everything to gain and both women knew it! but when the DUP Leader, in what was almost an aside, and had no relevance to any of the other strictly Northern Ireland/Sectarian demands she had made, hissed "and thon Burkha things them Mooslem wimmin wear, that ye canna see they'se faces 'cept fer their eyes, it's a definate no-no, a total ban forfend," the PM tried to read the eyes which were the only feature of the other face visible to her, but they were a dead thing and no window to their owner's soul.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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