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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So while Tom 'Sam's son' Jones was walking through the city, carrying his loaf of bread which, let's face it, would be quite a maggoty shambles by the time he got back to Ponty unless he succumbed to hunger and ate it, or lost it to the kind of robbers who might leave him at the roadside entirely dependant upon a passing Good Samaritan who took pity on him and rescued him, he became aware of a great cacophony of trumpets, cheering crowds, waving palm leaves, joyous singing and there, before his very eyes, was little David Jones, half of the Israelite army, borne on the shoulders of Paddy McGinty, the other half, having apparently seized victory from the jaws of Goliath – who had threatened to eat the pair of them for breakfast – with his silly string sling and a hard bread roll, result: eucatastrophe, and there was the King of the Israelites, Saul – who Sam's son recognised immediately as old Solly Silverstein who was the only bookmaker in Ponty, if not the whole of Wales, who went bust, because he gave more money to the poor than he made from the rich, and was forced to do a midnight runner before the broker's men came to carry out a warrant sale; Solly and his wife, four sons and two daughters, together with his fancy woman, Rita and her two sons, were last seen boarding a train to Cardiff and never heard of again, until now! well, Sam's son, Tom, wasn't one to rain on anybody else's parade, and had no wish to be identified as the true slayer of the Giant (who might have bigger brothers) so he did an about turn, before he got shunted to the front of the crowd, and began walking sungates, which he knew was the opposite direction from Wales, but he remembered being taught at school about Columbus sailing the Ocean blue and that the world was round, so supposed that if he went this way, in time, he'd arrive at his own home, in Pontypridd, because as everyone knows, All Roads Lead to Ponty! even though it would probably mean going in by the back door.

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

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