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 it was only a heartbeat: the Captain fired his musket to alert the crew, and roared: "man overboard!" Darcus Doubleday seized a rope from the bollard where it was coiled, tied the end round his waist, cried to the men nearby to unwind it after him, and dived off after MacFarlane; the morning sun made the side of the ship gleam like an adret and all had to shade their eyes to scour the sparkling sea as it rose and fell in mighty, cresting waves: "look, see!" yelled Jimbo, the Cabin Boy and lookout high in the Crow's Nest, and all eyes followed his pointing finger and saw two heads break the surface, and with all hands to the rope, the Mate, Egbert Shadbolt, urged them on: "haul away, boys, heave, and heave, and heave," and after they had struggled up the rope ladder which had been thrown down to them, the two men lay gasping for air on the deck, one still with the rope tied around his waist, but he had changed, utterly: "well, begod!" and Para Handy, Master of the ship for forty years or more, admitted he had seen nothing like it before: "ah've seen grown men cry like babies, and ah've seen brave men cower in fear, but these eyes of mine hast never afore in their entire life seen a black man turn white!" and although barely conscious, Darcus Doubleday heard the words and felt a strange heartsease infuse his body – it was an end to the trick Sir Principle had forced on him, to dye his skin black, hide his albinism, pretend to be other than he truly was! now, he could simply be himself and disdain the words of any who mocked him! with which thought, he slid down into a welcoming, black, unconsciousness!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, July 31, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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