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 Sadie Siddons and Gracie Long took their new friends back to look at the Drury Lane rooms, in the London of 1867, in Glasgow in 1947, Mhairi Macleod had passed muster in her interview by the gung-ho Ring of Gold syndicate and been engaged to join Martin Elginbrod's household as assistant to Betty Singer, not yet living-in but coming as a daily servant till she proved that she was as good as she appeared; and she was very good – she helped Betty with the management of the Household, demonstrated her capacity for genuine ruth in her dealings with the other staff. Grace Westwater and Jimmy Tough, showed her employer and his guests due deference and no-one had the faintest inkling that she might be an emissary of the radical lawyer, Bernie Cohen, who had just been elected to Glasgow City Council as a Socialist, determined to stamp out the exploitation of girls and boys by gangs cashing in on the war-weary poor who inhabited the tenement slums of the Second City of the Empire now tarnished by poverty and ignored by politicians and philanthropists who still talked of it as the Dear Green Place and were more interested in it's gentrification and the opportunities they saw for quick profits and extending their own power; then, this very afternoon, as Mhairi was passing the study, she heard the voices of Sir Paladin MacFarlane and Doughty Doubleday in conversation with Chick Cowcaddens, who was a House Guest, and Dolores Bambona; Miss Bambona was confirming that the three gentlemen, together with Hamish MacDonald and Martin Elginbrod had been appointed House Uncles in the Milngavie Cluster of the Good Shepherds Society Children's Homes: "I have already informed Mr Elginbrod and Mr MacDonald and they will join with you tomorrow for your Introductory Visit to the five homes in the Cluster, we will leave here in Mr Elginbrod's car at noon and should be back for dinner at 7pm," and Sadie slipped quietly out of the side door and trotted along to the nearest telephone box to call Bernie with this information!

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

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