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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This might be a time suck - that thought crossed Riddle Rankine's mind as he and Felix Rosenstiel kept the sisters in sight, knowing that further ahead was their quarry, Rankine's boss, Martin Elginbrod WS QC who was acting very strangely and quite out of character; Timmy Lamb was the Jinglin Geordie's customer who had opened the door as Elginbrod stepped past, heading up the Close and after he and Rosenstiel, followed smartly by Bunty and Dixie O'Hooligan, had rounded the corner from Buccleuch Street onto Th Royal Mile, he'd received a call from Marion Boyars-Romanov telling him that Elginbrod had been in The Half-way House and had left an older man he had referred to as his 'Uncle' to the tender mercies of Gwen Gallagher, one of the four most foremost and successful brothel-keepers in Auld Reekie; Jock Linkumdoddie had seen her in the Dock on umpteen occasions but no matter where she'd been collared, or how watertight the Fiscal's brief, she'd never been sent down, not for anything, not even for nothing; now, scapegrace though she was, she was chatting happily to Linkumdoddie, who had once represented her when he was a wet-behind-the-ears Trainee and she reminded him of the fetial way he'd got torn into the two arresting constables of the Leith Police: "ye wusnae sae reticent then, Jockey," she recalled, a wistful smile on her lips, "ye cut a dash in yer pinstripe breeks an yer goon, ye wis mebbe a bit lanky, whit we cry doon in Leith 'a lang streak o piss' but ye wis aye the perfick gennleman tae me an Lucy," and wouldn't you know it, just as Gwen mentioned her name, Lucy Linguini walked in, plonked herself down beside Gwen and without batting an eyelid and without a word of a lie, said: "ullo Gino, long time no see, you get a Prosecco for your Bambino?" and Jock couldn't help himself laughing as he stepped up to the bar, all the time watching their reflections in the mirror, as Gwen filled in her friend, another hangover from his early days at the legal Bar, on the evening's surprises so far!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, July 27, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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