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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"I'll tell you this for nuthin, Sarge," said Corporal Fassenfelt, munching a mince pie, "I don't wanna accentuate the differences between us and the folks who live here, you know, men in skirts, an all that, an that hokum they call mouth music – I can't make out a single word - but see when it comes to these pies, I'm on cloud nine, before we get shipped back Stateside, I'm gonna fill a kitbag with them an take them home to Crackjaw, I'll be the talk of the town!" – which was when Sergeant Mix asked: "are there many people in your town descended from Poles?" and Fassenfelt gave him a wary glance: "whaddaya mean, Sarge, sticks?" and Mix laughed: "no, you dope, people from Poland," and Fassenfelt laughed too: "sure, most of the town, it was even founded by a guy called Tadeusz BrzÄ™czyszczykiewicz in the 19th Century!" and Mix asked: "and how do you spell the town's name, at which Fassenfelt gave him a suspicious look, as if to say "I ain't illiterate, even though I come from Arizona," then spelt it out: "K-r-a-k-ó-w! Crackjaw!"

 

(by MissTeriWoman)

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There once was a medical locum
Who spoke the most terrible hokum
Prescribing mince pies
To heal people's eyes
And peppermint wraps for the scrotum.
 
But one of his patients drank wine
For a twisted and misshapen spine
And his backside ablated
But pecs accentuated
And he swore he was then on cloud nine!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 02, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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