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 there, when Grace opened the door, were Fanny and Stella looking radiant, with squirly embroidery on their dresses, and their hair pinned up, and both speaking together as they entered the room: "oh! Grace . . . . . you'll never guess . . . . . who we've seen . . . . . coming out of that quacksalver . . . . . Mrs Doughtfire's . . . . . with a paper bag . . . . . with a picture . . . . . of a reindeer on it . . . . . it was . . . . . our sacerdotal .. . . . friend . . . . . the Archdeacon! . . . . . himself . . . . . no Mrs Archdeacon . . . . . in sight . . . . . and when he . . . . . saw . . . . . us . . . . . he . . . . .actually . . . . . smiled . . . . . and . . . . . waved!" and becoming as excited as they were, Grace ushered her two friends to sit themselves down, and catch their breath, while she put on the kettle for tea; her friend Sadie, whose flat it actually was, was out with little Minnie, their new maid, doing the marketing and, by now, would have visited the baker's, the fishmonger's, the costermonger's barrow where she bought all her fruit and veg, and be headed toward the poulterer's for they were having duckling tonight, when Sir P and Mr W were coming for supper after the Theatre – thankfully, Mr D (Sir P's valet-cum-procurer) was in Edinburgh for the New Year, although there was a small part of Sadie's heart that cried at the thought of him being so close to her family home, but then she remembered that seven hundred years had passed and her family were no more and her old home may itself be in ruins, although she still had hopes of returning to them some day!

(by MissTeriWoman)

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When she wrote "The Reindeer Sage"
Miranda was a girl;
She wrote it on her notebook's page
And ended with a squirl.
She claimed a sacerdotal role
For Rudolf, in which he
Dispensed his potions from a bowl
Of magic laurel leaves.
However, he got nowhere near
To legendary fame,
For poisoning his fans, the deer
Quacksalver was proclaimed.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 03, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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