Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


But while The Justice League of Auld Reekie were ensconced in Jinglin' Geordie's pub, settling their Great Wheeze to eavesdrop on Martin Elginbrod and his Durch Uncle, Martinus Scriblerus's arrangement for the Summit Meeting with The Creator in The Wee Windaes, that pair of rogues were busy changing the Game Plan: "do you know," mused Elginbrod, "it occurs to me that a better, more intimate, venue, might be The Half-Way House in Fleshmarket Close, call me a maverick, but I do earn, pro rata, more money than any other Edinburgh Lawyer for my lateral thinking and if sneak a peek at the geotics of Edinburgh, there's a handy shunpike which would allow us to access a secret rear door in that particular pub without another soul observing us!" and he showed his uncle the schematics drawn in the 17th Century for the Grand Plan to tunnel right through the spine of rock which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood: "it was conceived by the City Fathers – of which one Martin Elginbrod was the Legal Eagle – to link The Cowgate with the Nor' Loch and would, if completed, be wide enough for two carriageways and a pedestrian footpath but, unfortunately, as many great minds have come to rue, visions do not always work in practice – remember, it was the 17th Century and in this 21st Century it still took absolute yonks to construct a pretty level tram-line from the Airport to York Place, not a patch on the Victorian network which was extended into Leith and Musselburgh! there was a plan in the 19th century to get Brunel to finish the tunnel but unfortunately, he had other commitments and sadly died before he could take on the project; so it was only a pedestrian shortcut until the 1920s when a lady and gentleman were struck by a rockfall and killed! the prospect of litigation caused the Corporation to have the north and south ends gated and apart from myself, no-one has the pair of keys to open those gates – my grandfather, acting on behalf of the children of the couple who died, sued the Corporation for a substantial sum and they eventually settled for more, and threw in the tunnel, which my dear old foresighted grandfather accepted as part of his fee, and it was he who discovered the flight of stairs which takes the intrepid climber to that secret back door; so if you and I, dear Uncle Martinus, saunter down to the Cowgate and I open the South Gate, I'll show you how we can reach my alternative venue and once we have made the journey and enjoyed a glass of Laphroaig, and you, of ourse, are happy with the location, perhaps you could give The Creator a quick call and put the suggestion to him?" and Scriblerus looked sharply at his nephew and asked: "what makes you say 'him'?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, July 23, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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