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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You might want to dismiss Hyman Z Kaplan as a huckster, a purveyor of fallalery – albeit in the political arena where he had positioned his candidate as an unabashed heresiarch, a proud non-politician taking on the seasoned politicos at their own game, and going on to lose the popular vote by several million votes but scoop up the Electoral College votes, the only votes that really count, where they counted most, to win by several furlongs; that strategy took chutzpah and Kaplan and Trumpet-Trousers had that aplenty – but remember the old adage that it takes a skunk to smell a skunk in the dark: well,

as he learned a few more details of the double tragedy, the car wreck on the railway level crossing and the home burned to the ground, and read the invitations for companies to bid for tenders to carry out various works as part of the development of a major new Tourist Attraction, smack bang on the site of the burned-out house, Hymie smelt the most rancid skunk he had ever encountered and wasn't in the least surprised when Rose Mitnick carried out a search on the succession of shell and holding companies behind the proposed development and identified the ultimate sole proprietor to be none other than Sir Parlane MacFarlane, Laird of MacFarlane County and owner of the Clan MacFarlane Castle Hotel and Health Spa, in which they were presently resident, together with Sadie Moskowitz, Detective Inspector Isa Urquhart and Detective Sergeant Milly Millican of Police Scotland; now that they had something to work on, the various tasks were distributed and like ferrets, they set about digging!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 10, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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