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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Lulu and I took our coffees onto the patio, where we could hear the aubade of the birds attracted by my Aunts' feeding stations on and under the trees; the air this morning had a severe chill about it and the threat of snow, The Pest from The West! becomes more believable; I had missed the blood moon this morning but Lulu, who never seems to sleep, had seen it when she and the Gurrrrls and Father Mungo were packing the van in that dead zone of the night when most of the world is lost in slumber, and which gives those souls who do come out then a real sense of zip and zing: "where did all that stuff come from?" I asked, and Lulu gave me one of those squints, like a card-sharp sizing up an opponent: "do you want it verbarian or just substantive?" has she swallowed a dictionary, or has Father Mungo been tutoring her? he used to be a senior Professor at the Catholic Seminary in Durham, but either the lack of young men closed it down, or made him seek pastures new, with better pickings; but hey, don't pick on him, we all have our own Crosses to bear and at least since Lulu moved in with him he seems to have found in her what he was always searching for among the boys – someone unshockable and immune to his protestations, who just has to snap her fingers and he jumps to obey; it's actually quite funny when you know what's going on, it blossomed after she drove him down to some kind of Grapplers' Reunion in England a year or so back and h came back invigorated and devoted to her: "well," she said, "troo fizz - there was this stone pomander thing on top of the lintel in the Jekyll Family vault and it got accidentally knocked down and broke and also damaged the door, so we had to go in so that we could find out if the door was easily repaired or it would involve a joiner and maybe a locksmith and, while we were in there, Mungo sat on a wooden chest - he called it a kist, but I thought he was pissed - and it broke too, it just fell apart, a combination of woodworm, dry rot, wet rot and the ould fellah's weight; and that's where all the stuff was! – well it was Dora who noticed a mention of Griselda and she showed me and I showed Mungo and that was it! everything packed as best we could, all pile into the van and here we are; I just hope to fuck it's worth it, he says it's gold dust – all that stiff about the Ring of Gold Trial at the Old Bailey – but I just hope we can find out what happened to Griselda, after her experiences in London, did she ever get back to her own time?" and we sat smoking, our coffees growing cold, with a deep sense of the weight of Time that sometimes closes right in and you feel that if you reached out a hand you could touch someone from long, long ago, or centuries yet to come, at least, that's how Lulu and I felt this morning.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, January 21, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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