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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TP dialled the number in Dublin from the call box at the junction before the village, while Paddy kept a lookout, sitting on the wall and smoking a cigarette; he'd been a bit of a fusspot about being a lookout, asking TP what signal he should give if he saw a police car, or some Tans, or Auxies? or one of O'Shaughnessy's children, his wife, cousins or his aunt on his mother's side? "she's an awful blether, I wouldn't know how to avoid her seein you in the box, on the phone, talkin to someone in Dublin, it could be nocuous if she did, so what should I do, TP?" and tempted to say: "get her against the wall and shag her, she'll never notice me then," but didn't for fear Paddy might do just that, so: "whistle somethin loud," was all the guidance he gave, then dialled the number, let it ring three times, hung up, counted twenty seconds and dialled again; after five rings it was answered and a woman's voice, soft, Dublin, said: "Irish American Import Export, can I help you?" and he said: "a spot of bother with my last order, a bottle of amaro liqueur short!" and the woman asked for his name and reference number, so he said: "Coogan's Bar in Kinvara, reference 253SQ," at which the woman said: "thankyou Mr Coogan, I'm sorry for the mistake, but I'll pass this on to the warehouse and they'll contact you regarding another delivery, goodbye," and she hung up before he was able to thank her; his message would reach The Gaffer in short order and someone would probably call on TP at home tonight; he joined Paddy and smoked a cigarette as they strolled up the lane that led to the O'Shaughnessy farm; he had never done this before and felt sick at the thought of how poor ould Mairead would take the news – she'd maybe throw pots and pans at him, it was only natural to blame the messenger and he was tempted to send Paddy in but dismissed that thought as quickly as it had come; no, Enda's wife was a good honest woman, and deserved the truth, but not all of it, though no doubt details of the way O'Shaughnessy's body had been abused after his murder would spread once O'Leary, the undertaker, saw how he had been left!

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

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