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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When the Archdeacon arrived – how he knew to come upstairs to Sadie and Grace's apartment, no-one bothered to ask – he was delighted to find Four young ladies to attend to him; they flattered him, they entertained him, they laughed at his clerical jokes and all of this seemed to satisfice, for he positively blossomed under their ministrations: tea, coffee, hot chocolate were drunk, shortbread and various chocolate biscuits consumed, even a fruit cake Sadie had baked that morning; he peeled clementines – no arduous task – and handed round the segments, preferring to pop each one into an open mouth than place them in the girls' hands; of course his particular attention was given to Fanny and Stella, who sat either side of him and whom he allowed to play with the hornswoggles on his weskit; and then. at last, he withdrew from a large pocket in his oyster and laid on the table a paper bag printed with an illustration of a reindeer: "a little gift for you two girls," he said, "who lighten my load and give yourselves to tend me when I am limp and wilted, and by your Christian succour, raise me up and infuse me with vitality and strength once more, May He Bless you!" then he tipped the bag and a three-way set of handcuffs slid out!

(by MissTeriWoman)

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The quest for fruit was satisficed
When blossom graced the trees;
And clementines did then suffice
The hungry fruitiers need.
The idle talk, hornswoggled folks,
And liars of that season
Were shown to be a foolish joke
And cretins without reason.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 04, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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