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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That evening, during the show at the Cabaret Voltaire, Dada and Magda played a couple who – as Tristan envisaged them, being of the same indolent nature as Oblomov – spent their entire time lounging on a rather battered sofa: Herr and Frau Stubenhocker gazed out of a window at the world which existed beyond the walls of their room: banners fluttered past and a chorus sang The Marseilles; the sounds of war drifted in, with gunshots and explosions; fierce arguments in English, French, German, Russian, Hungarian, Italian; a Stars and Stripes filled the window: "what's that doofer?" drawled Dada and Magda laughed: "a rash! everyone will have it soon," then the voices of Neitzsche extolling the virtues of Der Übermensch and Marx overthrowing bourgeoise Zarathustra with the Dictatorship of the Proletariat while Dada sipped his wine and Magda asked a servant to peel her a grape and Dada quipped: "it's such a treat to have this Window on the World but I do wish they would stop bickering and ferruminate, you know, my dear? sing from the same Hymn Sheet, it would make more sense and give us a more pleasurable view," and Magda added: "and a lot easier for us to understand what it's all about - I really think Human Beans have quirte lost the plot, it's not very considerate of them!" and there was loud applause and cheering from the audience.

 

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, August 10, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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