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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In point of fact, as it happens, the four Officers had barely gone a dozen steps before they disappeared from the scrutiny of the others watching by the tunnel entrance, and that was also when Sergeant MacCool glanced over his shoulder to check that Constables Gilliam, Marx and Duncanson were keeping up, only they weren't; before he could call to them, he heard a step ahead and swung back to find that Duncanson, Marx and Gilliam were now in front; automatically, he glanced behind himself - and there they were, where they should have been and that was when he realised that the atmosphere in the tunnel was nitrox, with it's aigre-doux, sickly sweet and sour taste, of course that was why he hadn't realised that the tunnel wasn't a tunnel at all, it was just a very tight circle, so that if he moved slightly faster than his crew, he caught up with them and, if he went slightly slower, they caught up with him; so, he thought to himself, if it's a closed circle, where the fuck's the entrance? and suddenly he bumped into a herm, a square pillar, filling the width of the tunnel and topped with a bust of God and wondered how he could have missed that, but when he turned back, he found that his crew were no longer there and in the distance, several hundred yards away, he could see Constables Hank Marvin and Murray Melvin chatting to the two female Officers who'd first entered the hotel suite and then, just twenty yards from him, an Archbishop carrying a crozier, emerged from the wall on one side, crossed the tunnel, and walked straight through another wall, followed by a group of Bishops dragging a stumbling man who was wrapped in a bed-sheet; and that was when Lorenzo Marx called to him from the other side of the square pillar: "hey, Sarge! how did you squeeze past this thing? there's no way we can manage it!" and all MacCool could see of him was one of his hands wiggling in the small gap beneath God's left ear: "retrace your steps," said MacCool, "that should bring you back to me," but he was met with protests that the three Constables were trapped in what must have been a niche in the wall, with nowhere to go: "it's like one of those refuges in the Tube, Sarge," said Gilliam Gilliam, "for the maintenance guys when a train comes through," and that was when MacCool felt light-headed, leaned back against the tunnel wall and was slowly swallowed up by it, leaving only his Heckler & Koch MP5SF on the floor.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 13, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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