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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Before taking the deposition of Little Levy Balquhidder, a boy-child of just over a year old and still, legally, a minor, and a bonny baby at that, Tavish Dalwhinnie interdigitated his hands after crossing them, palms together, thumbs pointing down, straight in front of himself, and then drawing them down and then upwards, so that they came to rest beneath his chin; there was a tristful look on Levy's face as he contemplated the manoeuvre, which he then replicated perfectly: "the Amerindians of the Central Plains call it a honda," he said, the words spoken in the rather high voice of the baby which he, physically, still definitely was, and yet Tavish felt a chill run up his spine and extend into the base of his skull, for to him, this was absolute proof that they were formulated in the mind of his twin brother, Pherson, and he turned to Jasmine Juniper-Greene and simply nodded, saying: "yes, for me, that is conclusive, I accept everything you have told me, Jasmine," and turned back to gaze on the smiling face: "I understand, from Jasmine," he said, "that you are the reincarnation of my twin brother, but I will only address you as Levy Balquhidder, for that is now who you are; I do not know if you can help us to recover our dear friend, Sam Smiles, but if it is in your power to make contact with him, and perhaps facilitate his return, we would be forever in your debt," and he was surprised when Levy replied: "by sheer chance, I do know his whereabouts, though I have not yet been able to make contact; but if you are patient, I will do what I can to reach him and suggest how he might be able to pass through a Worm-Hole, as you and your friends did, but he is in danger, from one of the MacFarlanes who is also there, and may have to confront that danger before he can return," and Tavish felt the urge to pray to The Creator to assist Sam in whatever circumstances he may have found himself, and this was not easy for Tavish, for he had long ago turned his back on Religion and had truly believed that Humanity could only rely on its own best efforts to cure the ills of the World, but having spoken with Little Levy, he now felt that he was no longer alone, and that if there was any possibility of returning Sam he would do his utmost to make that a reality!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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