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:


It was Ludmilla Lermontova who found it, in an old shoe box in one of the old police cells in the basement of the former Hawick Town Hall – which in the previous century had housed miscreants overnight, preparatory to appearing before the bench in the morning; it was a very old manuscript, wrapped in an old bread loaf grease-proof paper which still displayed the imprint: Mother's Pride112 d

and as she said to Tavish Dalwhinnie when she got it back to Darnick: "your God only knows how it came to be there or how long ago, it is so brittle it has become subacted and we will need to piece it together like a jigsaws puzzle; and we need a Japanese translator familiar with mediaeval script – I am only so-and-so, but I was lucky and saw the piece of parchment with the words Sih-Pah-Lin Ma-Fa-Lin and Dom-Doh and Reh Detin; and you know they were seen in London just a few days ago!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 29, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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