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 while the plotters in 1939 Berlin drank and sang, in Drury Lane, London, in 1867, Sadie Siddons and her protégé, Gracie – formerly Lady Griselda of Longformacus – entertained new friends, brought to their door by virtue (now there is a thing!) of the praises of their attractions published in Dirk Doubleday's Guide to the Ladies of London, Compiled by Sir Paladin MacFarlane and his friend Walter who tried and tested every Lady listed and awarded * ** *** or even, and rarely **** as they opined to be appropriate and to cast lumination on interactions between Gentlemen and Gay Women often conducted in the dark, or at any event, in private, except for those transitive ones which may upon occasion, be discovered under railway arches, in wending and winding alleys, or even up against a hedge, fence or wall (the former two more likely in suburban, or rural parts of the metropolis; there was even a single award of ***** for a gravid Lady, half-way through her swelling, and to the minds of the authors, cheap at twice, or even three times her price, especially as in a few months it would be too late to enjoy her very particular and temporary pleasures; Sadie was peeved at that extra * believing that between them, she and Gracie, had much more to offer than a "brood mare," or "milk cow," as she referred to that particular Lady, an acquaintance of hers and oft-times a boon drinking companion, but nonetheless a rival and among the Gay Girls of London this new publication had been the cause of much jealousy and dissension, over such topics as "why's her got *** an I's only got **? I's got a bigger pair o cheeks than she, many's a man compartmented me onnum!" and "her titties is like udders an mine's fine round globes yet she gets *** same as me!"on the whole, however, business was booming and everyone was getting enough silver and gold to see them through the Winter months when, especially for the Girls who plied their trade on the streets, or at any rate, caught their fishes in the stream of life which passed along any London thoroughfare worth knowing about, and for whom wet and windy Winter weather washed willing walkers away and reduced their earning potential, even if they had a nearby bawdy house to take their customers, these were few and far between; girls with their own house or even a single room to which their clients came, often directly from a Hansom, fared much better, charged more and generally had an appointment book – and if someone arrived 'on spec' without an appointment, there was usually somewhere dry for him to wait until the Lady had a free space between her scheduled customers; which is as it was for Sadie and Gracie: Sir P and Mr W took priority and, for the most part, their engagements were entered in the book well in advance; next that band of regulars who could be counted upon to pay well for their pleasures; and the casuals filled out the blanks – in fine weather, Sadie would often suggest a stroll in the afternoon, to "see what turns up," she said with a wink, and even on Summer evenings, if they were free after midnight – no-one being booked in overnight – she would suggest a "turn around the block," which might or might not "snag a couple of sovs," and more often than not, did, for they were both highly charming, with Sarah's chestnut hair piled up and her hips swaying enticingly, while (despite being 16 years of age) Gracie still passed easily for a rather lewd 11 which in itself was something that few red-blooded gents would turn up their noses at, so unless they were both fatigued after a long and arduous week, the work ethic was strong in both their hearts and out they would go and mingle with the Theatre and Music Hall crowds not in any hurry to head for home and perhaps game for some more intimate fun to round off their night; and this night was no exception!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 24, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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