Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


"Cinnamon!" cried Sir Parlane MacFarlane, "are you a member of this illustrious body?" and the other man crinkled his eyes, let out a gasp and a smile was quickly followed by an extended hand, which MacFarlane grasped: "why my old fag, Parlane, you rascal," said Sir Cinnamon Toast, taking the other's in a Masonic grip, "yes, for my sins, you might say," this with a knowing wink which the new arrival returned, "I think we are singing from the same Hymn Sheet," said Toast, holding MacFarlane in a bear-hug and whispering into his ear: "a steady supply of fruit for plucking, young, fresh and unsullied for you to fossick among, I know how much you enjoy the Hunt! and then there are the Aunties, who I believe you will find to be extremely enthusiastic and dedicated, nudge, nudge," and breaking away, he gathered the women together and introduced the two parties to each other: "this is a great day for the Milngavie Cluster of The Good Shepherds Society; and so soon after the tragic loss of the Five Uncles who gave such sterling and dedicated service to the Children in our Care for so many years, but, like the Phoenix, we rise from those ashes and shall continue or Mission, and I quote from our Charter: "to boldly advance, and implant the seed in young bodies and minds thus to proudly develop a new generation of the Faithful in the Service of Christian Fellowship!" and there was a round of applause, even from those who squirmed at the dreadful use of split infinitives in the Society's Mission Statement, no doubt the product of some spin doctor's febrile imaginings; then Sir Cinnamon ushered the party into the little Mission Hall which was the base for the Milngavie Cluster: he explained to the new Uncles, "this is where you and the Aunties will hold your Committee Meetings, where the children will come for Sunday Worship, for Seasonal Festivals, Birthday and Christmas Parties and the like, Saturday Film Shows, and the weekly meetings on different days of the Cubs and Brownies, Scouts and Girl Guides, even the Life Boys and Boys Brigade – on those occasions, other children from the town join in and so we integrate our own charges with the local community; our boys and girls attend the local Primary and Secondary Schools and as a Society we are also involved in other community activities, and I know that I can count on the Aunties to give the new Uncles a thorough initiation into, not only the work we undertake, but the social benefits of being an active member of a small and dedicated team: I am confident that you will find much in common with one another, and perhaps some less common interests which will considerably increase your involvement and give pleasure to one and all!" at which glances were exchanged between the Aunties and the new Uncles, and it wasn't long before the Mating Dance achieved it's goal, the pairings were made and Sir Cinnamon rose to suggest "tea and crumpets before we make a round of the Homes – the Home Fathers and Mothers are expecting us – and while I go over our Itinerary with the delightful Miss Bambona – oh, my dear," he extemporised, "I am not psychic, I have know you since you were born, I was at your Christening, your esteemed father and I have many business and social connections – I suggest that the rest of you get to know one another better," and he ushered Dolores into the small office, behind the Altar, to show her his Standing Stone!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, September 08, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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