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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The Universe faded and we were back in Little Levy Balquhidder's room, Luc and Columbine had resumed their places in the mirror and Lulu, Jasmine and I sat on the floor with the small boy and listened as he explained that we should meet up in the morning, after the grand Supper at the Burns', with the two Free Spirits and make our way to the Cavern which lay at the heart of the Eildons; the Map would show us which way we needed to travel, taking one Worm Hole from the proliferation of possibilities, which would lead us to the latest known location of the dastardly Duo – Sir Parlane MacFarlane and Dominic Doubleday – in the year 2084, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada; he never properly explained how he knew this, but we had no doubts; between his own instructions and the experience we had just had with the Universe Map, and the remarkable ability of his two friends in their guise as Action Man and Action Woman, we were convinced that we could rely on his information and the veracity of the Free Spirits; so, after a chat with his mum, Rilla – who told us that she and her sister (who turned out to be Pru Montelimart, née Teitlebaum, which meant that Rilla, like Pru, was in fact my second cousin, once or twice removed, I've never quite got my head around these terms) would be singing some of Robert Burns' songs at the Burns Supper – we made our way back to my Aunts' house at the other end of Melrose, only to find that Auntie May had an attack of shingles which meant she would miss the Burns Supper, which was a shame because she normally responds to the Toast to the Lassies, but no doubt Auntie Cristo will opitulate and fill in for May; anyway, we commiserated with May then went upstairs and had a pow-wow in my room; Jasmine, as an officer in the Scottish Secret Service, had no qualms about the prospect of pursuing and encountering MacFarlane and Doubleday, but then, she would be armed and Lulu and I would take our cues from her, without the need to act independently; but we should have kept in mind the warning Robert Burns wrote in his poem, To a Mouse, dehorting blind optimism and over-confidence, that 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley!'

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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