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 the Earl of Minto's coach rattled south westward, carrying it's three very dissimilar passengers, it was Wee Jeemy who spoke the most: "Ah ken Ah speak in whit's cried the Hawick Tongue, but I can speak the Queen's English when ever I want to: Ah keep a note o every new word Ah come across an Ah've a caird index o every ane wi the meanin an proaper usage an whit it's origin is – Ah've goat thoosans an ane day Ah'll publish a dictionary that'll knock evry ither ane intae a cocked hat! – ma favourite bedtime readin is Doctor Johnson's Dictionary, div ye ken it? naw? it's gey funny an maks me laugh wi aw it's jokes, but it's also guid fer ma vocabulary – here, ye kin hae a luik at it," and he handed his copy to Sir Principle, who asked: "won't your dear mother wonder where you are, Jeemy?" and the wee boy replied: "ach, ma Maw kens fine Ah'm on a speeshul assignment fer the Laird, it's no the furst, he cries me a Mental Detective, an ma mither packed me sum breed an sma' beer fer the journey tae Liverpool, Ah've no been there afore!" which prompted Macfarlane to ask: "where have you been before Jeemy?" and the boy replied, quite earnestly: "I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:

Edinburgh

Musselburgh

Wick

Tain

Ah woodny gaun there again

Glasgow

Portobello

Berwick

Paisley

Saltcoats

Ah even sailed in boats tae

Arran

Barra

Muckle Flugga

Shetland

Orkney

Ah climbed the Auld Man o Hoy

No bad fur a wee boy!

Elgin

Irvine

Linlithgow

Dundee

Aberdeen

Ah aince saw the Northern Lichts

Stonehaven

Newhaven

Auldhaven

Ah made that ane up jist tae see if ye wis listenin

Tam's Loup

Shotts

Bathgate

Perth

Kintyre

Peebles

Melrose

Kelso

Jedburgh

Newburgh

Alloway

Galloway

Berwick

St Abbs

Coldingham

Birmingham

Carlyle

Ah walked a mile

Jumped a style

An et a country pancake!

Ye cannae accuse me o Marinism

But ah aince saw a maun efter a muckle hellbenda

An he wis sufferin fae ane hell o veisalgia

He tried tae blaw a caunnel oot an his breath wis 100% proof

Like a michty petard o gunpowder he blew hissel richt up through the roof!"

and Wee Jeemy grinned at them like a Cheshire Cat.

(by MissTeriWoman)

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So with my usual marinism
I embark today
On a task, which like veisalgia,
Is hard to brush away
To incorporate hellbender
In a simple little verse
I could be hoist with this petard
(But then, I've known much worse.)
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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