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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Which was when Ralph Roister-Doister, MP for the Isle of Dogs, and a regularly souped-up patron of the Bar, stumbled over to the pianist, Danny de Lyon, and demanded that he play I'll Be Seeing You for Ralph's current squeeze, Bunty Cockermouth – only son and heir of the Duke of Cumberland and a rather trashy sort of tart – and the place went strangely quiet, even the buzz of conversation in the Dominoes corner died out; now, not everyone knows that I'll Be Seeing You was just becoming one of the Home Front anthems of World War II in 1943 when it's singer, Tamara Drasin, died in a plane crash near Lisbon, and even less will know that Danny is her son, his father being Irving Kahal who wrote the song along with composer Sammy Fain; and, in other circumstances Danny would be more than happy to play, and sing, that number, but the boorish way Roister-Doister had thumped on the piano as he ordered Danny to play it, was not how it works in here, and it was no surprise to anyone when the normally taciturn Manager, Tyrone Mourne walked across the little dance-floor and spoke quietly in the MP's ear; and it was almost like watching an example of allelopathy in a botanical experiment – whatever words he had spoken must have been highly toxic, for they shut Ralph up PDQ and he actually blanched – I think that was the first time I appreciated the truth of that expression, for his normally florid face went deathly pale and several members were concerned that he might collapse and actually die, there and then, not concerned for him I should point out, but rather for the reputation of the Hispaniola Cocktail Bar and indeed Grebeling's Hotel, in whose basement our normally happy little club is housed; Roister-Doister grunted something inaudible and he staggered back to his table and appeared to apologise to Bunty for failing in his request, at which Bunty took a compact from his handbag and began ostentatiously to apply a particularly hideous shade of red lipstick; and that was the moment when Sir Padraig O'Pharlane and his friend Dougal Doubleday chose to enter, with their companions, Felix O'Mara and Petra Kelly in tow; for those of you who don't read Homes and Gardens or the Mail on Sunday I should briefly explain that Felix is actually Felicity, a long-standing Principal Boy in some of the most successful pantomimes of the past two decades and off-stage she successfully switches from her own gender to that of a rather swish youngish man as the mood takes her and she has been O'Pharlane's bidey-in (as they call it in rural Ireland and Scotland from whence the O'Pharlanes and their kin the MacFarlanes hail) for many years while Petra is actually Peter and similarly switches gender to suit the occasion; for tonight the two companions were dressed as a pair of King's Cross hookers, while the two gentlemen looked rather like spivs from the Arthur Daley mould, both wearing camel-coloured coats and sporting trilbys; but that wasn't the really interesting thing about their arrival!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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