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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Of course, Timothy Michaelmas-Daisy was pretty annoyed that Simon McCoy had kept calling him Michaelson-Daisy during the interview: "I mean, it's not exactly a difficult name, is it?" he asked his friends, Julian and Sandy, when he popped into their bijou antique shop – yclept Bona Tatt for literal as well as Polari reasons - on his way home: "how would he have liked it if I'd called him Simon M'Boy?" – and Sandy cackled: "he'd probably have sat on your knee, ducks!" but Julian thought not: "ooh, he's far too Butch, darling, he'd be more likely to sit you on his knee!" which was when Tim's Official red telephone chimed like Big Ben, setting every sinew in his body jangling: "is it her Master's voice?" cried Sandy, but no, it was Eileen, The Bunker telephonist: "Secretary of State?" she asked: "the Eagle is flying back from the Continent this afternoon, please be in The Nidus at 3pm for an urgent meeting," which Tim confirmed: "the Nightingale will be there," thinking how ludicrously pointless these code-names were; he hung up and smiled: "it seems I've still got a job," as Julian poured them each another cognac to celebrate, "for as long as she seems to be under this delusion that she can swing a pleroma of votes behind her Proposal and far be it from me to naysay her!" at which Julian and Sandy brayed: "neigh, neigh, thrice neigh!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 15, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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