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:


"You have given me pabulum, Olga, and food for thought must be chewed as well as food for the body; where did you see Frae Goebbels and her mystery Lover?" and as Olga fixed her eyes on Prufrock, she spoke without hesitation – clearly this was something she had been thinking about, or rehearsing: "Baden- Baden, each time, it is a regular vacation destination for the Party hierarchy and their families, but each time I saw them was in winter, when the Leaders tend to go somewhere warmer; my own visits are irregular, depending on shooting schedules, shooting for the movies, not hunting!" she laughed, "that is Goering's favourite occupation, killing things, but there were no Leaders around on those occasions, nor did Magda seem to have the children, but they have nannies anyway so that doesn't mean they weren't somewhere nearby, only that I didn't see them; but the last time, in January of this year, there was an air of agita about her, and for the first time I saw him wearing an SS uniform, but not the same as Vlado, here: he is an SS-Obersturmbannführer, rather than his usual casual tailoring – he was normally in very elegant clothing, which I took to mean he was rich, at least in relative terms," and Prufrock nodded, that's a rank equivalent to Lieutenant-Colonel in the Abwehr, so we should be able to find him – what date in January, Olga?" she nodded quickly, "the last week, I was due at the UFA Studios on the 1st of February to start rehearsals," and Alfred turned to Prince Hubertus: "you can check that?" but Olga suddenly drew something from her purse and handed it to Prufrock: "it's not much of a photo, but I snapped them from a distance, I've had everyone else cropped out, so it doesn't show the location, just them," and this time Prufrock actually clapped his hands: "excellent, this could be just the menstruum we need, it gives us a way of dissolving the glue which holds these people together – Prince Hubertus, do you recognise him?" but Hubertus had gone pale and he nodded: "yes, I know him!"


(by MissTeriWoman)


A certain young tailor from Bude
Said tailoring can appear rude
For sometimes I choose
A menstruum to use
which isn't as bad as it's viewed
Your agita shows in your face, but
Your thoughts upon that are misplaced
It's pabulum merely
That's foxed you so queerly
So put that gun back in its case!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 04, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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