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:


"Do you know if it would be possible to speak with Jonah?" asked Theresa, thinking that it might acually be feasible to get her article on Herstory back on track; Old Bert laughed indulgently: "bi my troth I should say so, Miss; if yer want the lowdown on MacFarlane an' Doubleday, as crapulous a pair o Paterson's Curses as ever was seen in Salford to my own certain knowledge, Young Jonah's the man for ye, just turn about an' ye'll see him, the one wi the big red beard an' a patch ower his left eye, but don't be put off by his piratical appearance, Jonah's a Deacon in the Salford United Congregational Reformed Church now, put his sinful ways behind him thirty or more years ago when he met his missus and saw that the Light o' the World won't be found at the bottom o a tankard," and as Theresa and Barnaby turned to look at the giant of a man soberly dressed and in earnest discussion with a young lad who had the uncomfortable demeanour of a drinker buttonholed by a Temperance zealot!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 14, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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