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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But how came it that young Desmond O'Leary became the Medical Practitioner qualified to Certify Death, or at least that of poor Enda O'Shaughnessy, still seated, in death, behind the wheel of his bus? well, strange as it may seem, it was his father, Timothy O'Leary himself who came to PC Jenkins' aid, as he grappled with the complexities of upholding the Law and reconciling that requirement with the need to be expedient and timely, giving hiim a resigned air of weltschmerz as he scratched his head: "would it help you, son, if I introduced you to me lad, Desmond, come here Desmond, shake the constable's hand, right, so, young Desmond here took part in a series of training classes with the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception down at the County Hospital. on the subject of First Aid, and it just so happens that the young fellahs in the class were instructed on How To Check if an Accident Victim is Alive before Attempting Treatment, now, boy, come on, demonstrate your sisu, you are born of a courageous race and not to be daunted by adversity, speak up and tell the constable what you told me the nuns told you," and Desmond took off his bunnet and recited, parrot fashion, although without the palilogical repetitions by which the elderly Sister Concepta drummed the instruction into the heads of those callow youths who had been sent on the course at the whim of the Headmaster, regardless of their individual fitness and capability of ever passing the final test: "check the patient's pulse on the inside of the wrist, if none, check if the patient is breathing by placing your ear nect to his mouth and observing whether his chest rises and falls; if both of these tests produce negative results, you can certify that the patient is deceased," and then returned his bunnet to his head and his father spoke to Jenkins: "would you consent to having Desmond carry out the checks and sign the Notification of Death for you?" at which the constable waved his hands and said: "well he's obviously dead, and it's not a balconic suicide or accident - some of them jump or get pushed or thrown from the gods in Dublin theatres, or so I'm told - but aye, sonny, sign the form for us, will ye? but make sure it's squiggly, ye canna read anythin a real doctor writes!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
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