Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


Jubbly is a spitfire, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, say the chorus, but it's true – remember that time she was on a Northern Line train to Mornington Crescent and that funny little man in the gamboge trench-coat, a la Humphrey Bogart, got on at Goodge Street and sat opposite Jubbly and took a Bible out of his pocket and began to read it? yes, that's the one, the chap who runs his finger along the lines and whose lips move when he's reading; well, he kept glancing over at Jubbly, and sinking lower into the seat, until his feet touched the floor, by which time he was lying on his back, and Jubbly got the distinct impression that he was trying to look up her skirt! well, talk about a panther leaping into a dappled glade and seizing a little goat by the throat – Jubbly was up on her feet and towering over this small fellow, screaming at him like a banshee, caling him all sorts of perversions, with her hands around his throat and shaking him like a rag doll! it took five passengers to separate them, three trying to drag her backwards and the other two holding the poor little guy and hauling in the opposite direction; it was a bit like pulling a Christmas Cracker, but a bit more exciting; and at last, when the guard came along and blew his whistle and an uneasy peace was restored, Jubbly told the guard her side of the story, how she felt that the blackguard was molesting her with his eyes and wanting him charged as a Peeping Tom, and demanded that the guard call the rozzers, until he gave her a stern look and said: "this gentleman happens to be blind, Ma'am, and his Bible is a Braille edition and he doesn't realise that he moves his lips, but it's on account of his Mackintosh being smooth and the seats slippery that he slid down but he was not. and I repeat definitely NOT, looking up your skirt!" at which, the train having arrived at Mornington Crescent, Jubbly beat a hasty retreat and stepped onto the platform, but even then, couldn't resist pausing at the door and shouting at the blind man: "ye're a morceau de musée pour le Maison de poupée!" and cackled when he cocked his head, one hand behind his ear, as if trying to judge the direction from where she had shouted, and her parting words, as the train doors closed were: "aye, ye're blind as a bat, but ye're no corned beef, ur ye? ya wee nyaff!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, September 24, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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