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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Quickly, Sam pulled out the two javelins and they scrambled up the brow of the hill and reached the summit, from which there was no approach they could not cover; below, they clearly saw their attackers: Paracelsus Priapus Mafarlanius and Domus Dublidais, his slave, trying to hide in a small stand of trees – Sam gasped as Christiane began to ululate, for they had both instantly recognised Sir Parlane MacFarlane and his man, Dominic Doubleday, the lamsters who had disappeared from Ranulph Ochan'toshan' s house in Bowden just before the Police raid; and for Christiane, the sight of the men who had tried to kill her and left her for dead was a shock; "we are too far from Trimontium's pomerium for there to be any regular patrols here," hissed Marcus in Sam's ear, but we have three weapons to their two, my gladius and the two javelins, they have only a gladius each; have you ever thrown a javelin, sir?" and Sam grinned, "not as such, Marcus, but I was a pretty good fast bowler in my time and I've thrown a few hand-grenades before now, so I cab trust that my old accuracy hasn't deserted me yet – there used to be an order: 'don't shoot Till You See The Whites Of Their Eyes' and I suggest that we should apply it, because with only two javelins we have to make each one count!" and Marcus agreed; meanwhile Christiane was very distraught, still thinking about the javelin which had been thrown at them and would so easily have killed them, had it not been for Sam's alertness and reflexive response, but she wasn't going to lionize him, it was Marcus her eyes never left; he had been the first to discover her on the Middle Eildon and she knew that he loved her just as she loved him, she was nervous about Sam's presence, because she was certain that he knew her history and she worried that he might, even inadvertently, spill the beans and she dreaded to think how that would end: if Marcus found out that She had been a Man . . . . . she shuddered to think about the implications!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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