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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For anyone who doesn't know it, the Guidebook says that 'the Church of Our Lady of Longformacus in the village of Longformacus in the County of Berwickshire, is dedicated to two Ladies: Lady Griselda of Longformacus and her cousin, Sister Evadne Eglantyne, a nun, tortured and beaten with a kurbash till her body was a relief map of cuts and weals, martyred and murdered by Sir Parlane MacFarlane in an oubliette deep under MacFarlane House on the High Street of Edinburgh in the 13th Century; many legends are told of the iniquities of that depraved baronet – with an almost insatiable appetite for lamb gigot as much as for inflicting pain in his sexual excess – but shining through them all is the virtuous nun and her remarkable cousin who vowed never to rest until she rid the world of the murderer! for centuries, historians have sought out the truth, but it is only now that modern science has been brought to bear upon the mystery and recent discoveries promise to bear fruit;' Lulu put down the book and looked hard and deep into my eyes: "your Aunts believe that Sir Parlane has been able to control and make use of a network of Wormholes in the Space/Time continuum, to go backwards and forwards and appear in different times and places to pursue his evil ends – he is still doing it and so is his manservant, Dominic Doubleday, and of course their family lawyer, Martin Elginbrod - you do know that he was one of the secret financiers of Brexit? he even copyrighted that word, Brexit, and every time it's used, in print, or speech, in the media or in Parliament, the royalties roll in! that's how MacFarlane and Doubleday can act with impunity. wherever and whenever they appear, the slush-fund is available to them; no-one knows quite how it works, but the only way of stopping them will be use their own method, slot into the puzzle. like those plastic toys kids get, sliding squares about until the whole picture is revealed, but actually, of course, it's a four dimensional Rubik's Cube – are you willing to have a go at it? my chum, Jasmine Juniper-Greene has been working on it in her own time – she's an analyst with the Scottish Secret Service, you know Sam Smiles and Tavish Dalwhinnie, and I understand from Jasmine that a wee boy, Little Levy Balquhidder, right here in Melrose, has been advising them; he's somehow got a Portal into the Wormholes which could be used to find out where the bastards are; the only way to stop them is to join them – not simply in our own Past or Future, but in the Past and Future that are right here and now – it might be hundreds of years ago or way in the distant yonder, but if we can follow them and catch up with them, perhaps entice them into an embroglio like a spider does to the fly, I know a thing or two about men, how to use their own quiddity against them and that if we can get them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow and their vanity will propel them where they shouldn't go; we might have a chance to put paid to them for ever! do you want to come with me, have a shot?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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