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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MacFarlane explained how the Initiation would proceed; he ignored the three females and focussed entirely on the Dean and the Curate: "tonight. gentlemen, you will possess a virgin, her intact state having been checked and attested by Miss Siddons, Sadie," and the older of the three nodded in confirmation, and the baronet continued. in a mixture of Scotch and English: "she's a bonnie wee thing, ur ye no, Minnie?" and the smaller girl, wearing a maid's uniform, nodded, "hoo auld ur ye?" MacFarlane asked her: "eleven sir, I'll be twelve in March," and the Scotchman rubbed his hands together in delight: "aye, weel, it'll no be a butcher's boy or nicht watchman taks ye furst, it'll be ane o these fine gentlemen, we'll toss a coin tae decide, an then they'll both jine in fur the rest," he faced the two applicants: "every wummin or lassie has three attributes, ye micht say, that's aw they ur, wimmen, three holes fur Man tae tak pleesure, an this nicht aw three ur at yer disposal, an ye mun each mak a deposit in aw three, tae satisfactorally pass the test - but dinnae fash yersel aboot the audience, me an Walter ur goanie participate tae, an Sadie an Gracie wull keep coont o each successful goal scored - ance ye've performed the requirement tae they're satisfaction, ye kin relax an finish aff in yer preferred position even if ye want her tae lie on her back, prop her boady up oan hur haunds, wi her feet in the air upcyclin, then Bingo! ye're admitted tae the Ring o Gowd in perpetuity!" he took a breath: "no jist ane wurd o advice, never, but never, take yer chances wi a wummin whae uses talcum pooder - ye dinnae ken whit's in it an a cock rubbin intae it cood becum a victim o a nasty condition ca'd pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis an, bleev me, ye dinnae want thon, it's worse than it soonds an even worser than the clap!" which was when the Dean managed a question: "but Sir Parlane, isn't taking advantage of such a young girl considered rather reprehensible in decent society?" at which both MacFarlane and Junior laughed and the Scotchman was the first to control his mirth sufficiently to speak: "rest assured, Mr Dean, that The Ring of Gold is absolutely no, a Decent Society! we are dedicated tae indecency an wur ane pleesure an tae souwin oor seed at every possible opportunity – an mony impossible anes as weell; example: Ah fucked ma ain mither oan her waddin day an ma faither never kent an Ah'v fucked a couple o ma grand-dochters as weel – dinnae ask hoo ony o thon's possible till yer Brethren o The Ring, but if ye ever find yersel in a railway compartment, alane with a quine or a wummin, frae ten tae ane hunner ye get hard up her an hang the consequences, for we're Conquistadors, Conquerors and all wimmin are there fer us tae ravage, move in, move oot, move on wi nae backward glances, nae regrets, nae attachment or emotion - Ah'm minded o Benjamin Franklin saying o an expended electric battery: 'once it has no further use, no matter how many hours I had spent constructing it, and making use of it, it becomes e-waste and I dispose of it with no sentiments, for it is merely a thing'; noo, 'dae whit thou Wilt, shall be the hale o the Law' is the Prime Precept for aw Thelemites an that is The Ring of Gowd in a nutshell! weell, Ah bleev Ah've telt ye whit is expected o ye, so cast aff yer claes, while Maister Walter defrocks the maiden, and then ye kin baith git to wurrrrk!" –

(by MissTeriWoman)
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