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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Dateline: Gotham City Thursday 26th February 2037 10.00 hrs

The wheels Hyman had rented were on a vintage – which is to say, largely rebuilt but with such attention to detail that it still looked as it had when it first rolled off the production line in 1959 and validated the long-life guarantee of style and class promised in the ads - Lincoln Town Car big enough to take all six of them; the car had been equipped to make it Driverless, but with optional over-ride, had Sat-Nav and was all-electric, which made an already smooth experience almost soundless - well, apart from the constant stream of chatter from the occupants! – "it's since whenever I've been to Canada," said Hyman, "and never to Nova Scotia – how's it working now that it's legally part of Scotland?" and Milly, who read all the papers as well as crime fiction said: "well, they've got MSPs of course – Members of the Scottish Parliament – and travel between the two is entirely passport-less so we get a constant stream of youngsters tracing their family roots, but it was the same before, only much easier now, and I've got friends living and working in NS; would you like me to contact any of them, for background? my cousin Bridie Bonjedward is a Detective Sergeant in Halifax!" and Hyman grinned back at her: "excellent contacts, SMS her and say you're on vacation, heading her way, could you meet up for a blether – is that the right word?" which was Milly's cue to laugh: "spot on Hyman!" which was when, just shy of fifty miles north of New York, they spotted their first Doubleday Trucking rig! driving steadily in a deasil loop around a small hamlet which the highway builders had perversely chosen to respect, perhaps because it was the ancestral home of some political big-wig, long forgotten; "it was evitable that we'd see some, my researchers . . . . ." said Hyman, "that's us," chipped in Sadie, "he's so respectful!" and after a beat, Hyman continued ". . . . . tell me this is their East-Coast into Canada, and Nova Scotia, which is their gateway to Scotland, their 'back door' you could say! and Scotland gives them access to the European Union – why did England pull out? we could never understand that Brexit malarkey, it made no sense, and left the English unable to repel Trumpet-Trousers' hostile take-over, which netted him England but no route into the European Market, cause Canada wasn’t interested in an alliance with the USA and NS by uniting with Scotland didn't want to know; he alienated the Scotch with his Golf Course Mania, strutting around like a Nouveau and complaining no-one would take his back-handers, what a chump!" and Isa laughed: "I've heard him called lots of things but 'chump' is about the tamest – musha!" and everyone began laughing and the hilarity even seemed to affect the car, because it bounded ahead unbidden and overtook the 24-wheeler, breezing past while Milly snapped a few pics of the truck with her phone, including a good shot of the two men riding up in the cab out of the rear-window!

(by MissTeriWoman)


When I was told that it was possible to deasil wind a clock, to validate its working and to make a break down evitable, I shouted "Musha! I've been doing it wrong all these years!"

(by OldRawgabbit)
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