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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"Maybe we should go up to the house," said Dorothy, "for some dog-biscuits for Toto, there's no sayin how long we'll be down here! and we could fetch some cookies for us, too, and Aunt Em has a pitcher of lemonade she left for me," and Hank exchanged a look with Marvin, for they both were unfamiliar with English, their most recent Lives having been on the Planets Zog and Mudd respectively, and wondered why Dorothy should want a picture of lemonade to bring down to the storm shelter; then Dorothy said: "it's good you're not arachnophobic, there's some might big spiders down here and it's positively disrecommended for arachnophobics to go anywhere near them; c'mon, lets go up," and she led they way up a different set of stairs to the interior of the house and into the kitchen, where Toto yapped beside a box of dog-biscuits while Dorothy took a large jug of lemonade out of a fridge: "hey look," she said, pointing out of the window and they all watched the twister scrithel across the landscape, swerving and jiggling and positively scintillating, great flashes of lightning forking towards the ground and sending sparks like starts into the darkening sky; they stood, frozen, transfixed by the awesome sight, almost forgetting that this great elemental force was approaching them at a staggering rate and wasn't just a vision for their amusement; then Hank yelled: "look out, it's coming straight for us!" pulling Dorothy to the floor, as he and Marvin covered her with their bodies, as the old house bucked and strained against the power of the twister, until with one great tearing wrench, it was off, whirling around like a fairground ride, with Dorothy, Hank, Marvin and even Toto, clinging on for dear life!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 07, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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