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 as they passed the quaich, or loving-cup, between them, Olga explained that Goebbels regularly consulted dreamworkers, palmists, Tarot Readers, even a phrenologist who had told him that his skull was identical to Alexander the Great, "of all people – he's a poisoned dwarf but it suits me; he's. what do you call it, not impotent, he can get it up, small as it is, but there is no seed?" and Pal offered: "infertile?" and Olga nodded, "just so," but Gertie intervened: "they have a lot of children, haven't they?" and Olga smiled, "da, da, she has lots of children, but not him, he has no balls!" and they all laughed, but Gertie was interested: "so who is the father?" and Olga smiled enigmatically: "your friends, Prince Hubertus and the American Major, J Alfred, know but they have advised caution, not to rush headlong into something that may be more useful to tell later on; like the truth about the pyromaniac Goering and the Reichstag - Major Martins has a photograph of him setting fire to a curtain, but at present it is useless, so we shall wait; Vlado trusts them, and so, therefore, do I, but you my sweet Scottisch girl, all this talk of sex makes me interested: do you have a lover?" and Gertie blushed, but she couldn't explain it to the Russian, who was determinedly straight, nor could she tell her that she and Pal had arrived here courtesy of a Wormhole in the Space/Time Continuum; how could she? so she just shook her head, which was filled with memories of her family and friends back in Melrose – back in Melrose? no, her memories were of a future yet to come, and in a world which, if this mission was successful, might be very different!

(by MissTeriWoman)


My good friend, a dreamworker,
Was worried about me:
She warned of pyromania 
In things I used to dream;
I said, now don't be hasty
And rush in headlong here.
Let's pour a loving cup and praise
The positives we've shared!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 19, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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