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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"When you encounter the ha-ha, at first you may think it quite plausibly a natural phenomenon, but then the picture emerges of a vast army of workmen, armed with picks and shovels, digging away like ergates and you realise that something has been birminghamized by those who, not content with 'Nature', ever strive to improve upon her imperfection by preventing the natural intrusion of wildlife upon their presence!" and Maude lowered the newspaper from which she had been reading and caught Daphne's eyes across the breakfast table, "you know, of course, to what he refers," which, by her quite deliberate omission of any interrogative inflection, left Daphne unsure as to whether it was a statement or a question and so she waited for Maude to continue, and as nature abhors a void, so Maude abhors a silence, which she broke with: "Angus MacAngus, or I suppose one should refer to him as 'The Very Reverend Angus MacAngus', at which Daphne cried out in alarm: "that Angus MacAngus, oh Heaven Forfend that The Very Reverend Angus MacAngus should be mentioned under this roof, I had thought you were quoting the other Angus MacAngus," and Maude snorted: "I hardly think so, dear heart, he is only fit to repair a puncture on a bicycle, certainly not to offer dissertation upon the merits or demerits of Landscape Architecture," and Daphne chuckled, "he once repaired a puncture on my bicycle, while declaiming Shylock's 'the quality of mercy is not strained' in a fine baritone; more tea for you, my darling?" and Maude passed her the toast-rack!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, July 31, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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