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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So, having to hand the cell-phone of Ms Crystal Shann-Delleer, DA for the Bronx in Gotham City, China Doll needed only a few taps and even less seconds to utilise CrimeBusting software installed and scroll through the employment records of Doubleday Trucking Corps to identify only two employees with the given name Ralph: she dismissed Ralph Rasta-Fari, a 72-year-old janitor at the company's Portland, Ohio forwarding warehouse, and homed in on Ralph Poindexter, used his SSN to download his Driver's Licence photograph and showed it to Flora-Dora: "hey, China, you truly are a swashbuckler. yepp, that's the lothario I swallowed, jeez babes, only three words can describe your detecting abilities - 'Crom-U-Lent' - and I wanna be the first to praise you!" and as China laughed, the touching scene was rendered bathetic by a blast of incidental music which screamed through the night high above them, only to be followed by the ear-splitting KERRRRRAAAANG-KRRRRRUUUNCH as the bodies of two racing pick-ups slid the length of each other before burning rubber propelled them into different exit lanes; "so his name's Poindexter, what else does it give?" but China shook her head: "sorry hunny, I can't, it's restricted!" so Flora grabbed the phone, with an angry: "restricted to White Whores only?" and then: "awww fuck – he's 36, married with three kids, so I'm obviously just a Comfort Stop for him," and China put a hand on Flora's shoulder, "take it easy, sweet chips, you only met him tonight, for the first time, talk him and his co-driver into taking us along for their next route and maybe you'll have time to work things out," at which Flora sniffed: "while he works things in? yeah babes, it's okay, I'm not so dumb as I look – I'm dumber! don't worry, I don't know who you really are and getting all that from your phone gives me a creepy feeling but you convinced me about the guys behind the calenders, so relax, I'll wheedle my way into his cab and take you along for his buddy, it'll be nice to get out of the City for a while, anyway, and, you never know, he might abandon his family a few days before Christmas to run away with a black hooker he just fucked under a Freeway, cos that's got all the makings of a Real-Life TV Drama – but if we're really gonna pull this off, I need a few shots in my belly and you better be buying!"

(by MissTeriWoman)


My hero, the swashbuckler, (retired)
From Greensand, USA,
Used to be quite the lothario
And a ladies' man in his day.
But playing incidental music
Made him a more cromulent bloke
And now he just writes jingles
For advertising folk.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 17, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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