Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

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Now, there are many who label me as an egregiously profligate rakehell, but you must keep in mind that it is only due to my fortuitous discovery of the multi-billion dollar carbonado deposits on the moon (absit omen!) that we can now plunder the rest of the solar system.

(by The Masked Pimpernel)

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And I didn't blink! because you see, although it was in the future, 2084, Jasmine and Lulu and I, and Little Levy's friends, had travelled there from the past, well, a couple of weeks before the present, and before I'd received the emails and found the little paper triangle, so there was no bell to ring, no realisation that this was the woman, because she wasn't, at least, not yet, anyway; and we were getting on like a house on fire, to such an extent that when she suggested we take a look at the Neanderthal thing – everything was free as this was the Promotional Pre-Opening Extravaganza – I couldn't refuse, because I didn't want to and anyway, absit omen, maybe; when we came out of the tunnel, sitting in the little log cars running on a small gauge railway, I gasped at the view – we were on the hillside where Gattonside should be and across the river should be Melrose, but there was no Swing Bridge, no Abbey ruins, no town, nothing! just grass and woodland on the rise up towards the North Eildon, with Mid Hill peeping out from behind and a billion conflicting images and memories fizzing around in my head: "this is where I live." I whispered into Robin's shell-like, leaning close and inhaling her perfume, "except that it's before civilisation, before the Romans, and it's life-size! it's amazing!" and she slipped an arm around me: "so are you, Teri," and my heart pounded as she held me close; the little train swooped down and around in a curving tunnel and climbed back out of the ground where the BGH will be in thousands of years, and followed the contours as it swept closer to the three hills – well, three and a but if you want to count little Hare Hill on the west side of the South Eildon; we3 came to a stop by a little station, where passengers could disembark if they wanted to approach to entrance to the Great Cavern up near the shoulder between the Mid and North Hills, or stay aboard if they wanted to ride through the tunnel which would let them see inside the series of caves and caverns in which the Neanderthals lived: "what gets you closer to the action?" asked an American, winking and leering at a Tour Guide and giving the impression of being a rakehell, but she merely pointed at the train and walked away: "let's go up the hill," I said, "taking Robin's hand and leading her away from the railway' "and I can tell you what's here now, so you can visit me when you get home," forgetting that 2084 is her present, and my future, while my own present is in 2019, long before she will be born; I'm clearly not well-adapted to travelling across the Space/Time Continuum, but these thoughts weren't in my head as I pointed out the site of Dingleton Hospital, which would be a famous pioneering psychiatric diagnosis and treatment centre until a decision was taken to provide Care in the Community for long-term patients and provide short-stay at Huntlyburn, in the grounds of the General Hospital: "there's going to be a golf club down there, that's Dingleton Hill, there's where the Parish Church will be and High Cross, where I live with my aunts and cousins," and Robin asks: "hoo big's yer hoose?" so I explain that it used to be a Church School, and wrinkle my nose catching a familiar scent, as has Robin: "it's carbonado," she grins: "ye're no vegetarian, ur ye? c'moan, am fair famished," and despite her unsuitable footwear, she pulls me up through the broom and heather, laughing as we run and follow the alluring aroma!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 28, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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