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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It was with a flourish that Timothy O'Leary pulled an impressive-looking document from his inside pocket and handed it to Constable Jenkins who stared at it:


Death Certificate

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua; Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat; Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur; Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum;


Cause of Death:
Place of Death:

Date of Death:

Medical Practitioner attesting to Death:

Police Representative:


"it seems about right," said Constable Jenkins, taking a pen from his jacket pocket and filling in Name, Place, Date and his own name and rank, "what's the cause of death?" he asked young Desmond, who looked at his father, and O'Leary suggested: "maxime salvis," which young Desmond repeated for the constable to write it in, after which Desmond took the pen in his left hand and scrawled an unintelligible version of his name; "that'll do then," said the policeman, "thankyou Mr O'Leary, I'm in your debt," said the constable, handing the 'certificate' over before mounting his bicycle and pedalling back towards his Station: "you certainly are, son," said the Undertaker to the disappearing back as it rounded a bend; "you never spent any time in a cloister, or you'd know that Lorem Ipsum is cod-Latin," and he turned to his son: "right-o, me lad, let's get poor ould O'Shaughnessy out o there and snug in the hearse, for his last journey," and he belched, and a macchiavellian smirk showed that he was still a redoubtable Chanakya as he rubbed his stomach and the orexigenic effect of proximity to violent death reminded him that it was dinner-time: "let's get a move on, son, and we can pick up some fish and chips at O'Reilly's on the way!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 02, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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