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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As they entered the Cabaret Voltaire – down the stairs from the street to the basement entrance and past Grigor, the fearsome doorman who, today, was wearing mufti instead of his usual uniform which he claimed to have won from an Imperial General at a game of Russian Roulette, but had in fact bought at a knock-down price from the Pawn Shop next door – they were momentarily stunned by a crescendo: it was August Kubizek experimenting with a klaxon! and assisting him, young Dada – they had just met the day before after several years during which neither knew where the other was or what he was doing: inseparable friends since first meeting on their arrival in the city, Dada had suddenly broken it off and gone into hiding, from which he had so recently emerged; yesterday, as they talked over a coffee, Dada finally admitted to August that he had been rejected by the Academy of Art and had been so humiliated and ashamed that rather than tell his best, at that time his only, friend, he had gone off in a funk, like a wounded animal retiring to a quiet place to die; now Dada leapt to his feet and embraced his little sister, it was surely a week of olive branches! he introduced her to August and to several other artists rehearsing for the night's show, including a young Romanian poet, Tristan Tzara, who immediately took rather a shine to the young girl: "see," he cried, "The Muse is here at last and, in one hand a scrap of bookfell, as blank as my mind and, in other, a quill with which I shall write an Ode to her Beauty!" and he asked each person to say a word in turn and this was what they said: "Market stall," "She," "Lips," "Lover," "Marmalade," "Traces," "Ate," "The," "From," "And," "It's," "Licked," "Her," "Traces," and all written down, he quickly composed from them this poem, which he had entitled: She Descends to Earth:
"She ate Marmalade

from the Market-stall,

And her Lover

licked it's traces from her lips!"

and when the applause died down it was Dada who had spotted an extra From and an extra Her, but Tzara waved the comment away: "Poetic Licence, dear boy, my prerogative, and here, I give it to the beautiful girl who has just entered our Lives!" and bowing, he presented the sheet to Paula, who blushed to her roots.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, August 06, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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