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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"Hoots Mon!" cried Lulu, as we slid out of the crevice into a dusty place to a reception party which included my cousins Isa and Milly, or at least their somewhat older selves and a pair of even older women and a man who looked very like Jimmy Durante, right down to his schnozzle: "where are we?" asked Jasmine, embracing Isa and Milly, while "who are you?" asked the man; our journey hadn't lasted very long, although we all felt squashed and stretched, a bit like cachexia patients whose muscles had wasted – my feet felt too heavy, my head too light, if I didn't know a bit about mycology, I'd have suspected magic mushrooms, and that thought filled my head with the Tenniel image of the caterpillar in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland puffing on his hookah; is this Wonderland? I wondered; in truth we had travelled faster than the Alberta Clipper and once Lulu, Jasmine and I had rested our backs against the rocks, while Isa and Milly told the other three – Hyman, Sadie and Rose – who we were, I suddenly remembered what – or who – we had in our backpacks: I whispered to Lulu and we each opened our own packs and took out the toy figures: "what's this? party time?" asked Hyman, and I rather condoned his rudeness, for he didn't have the faintest idea what would happen next; I nodded to the two figures and in an instant they were full size, and even Hyman was lost for words, dropping his cigarette from his dropped jaw!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, February 04, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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