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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After that, it only remained for the Ponty Pilot to ask the Hello Girl at the City Switchboard* to connect him to The Jerusalem Clarion so that he could dictate his Court Report to the Copy Boy – I really do hate to be pedantic, but the Hello Girl in question was an 18-year-old gossipy skinder – just like his dad – Bruce Beynon, from Llareggub, and the Copy Boy was 14-year-old Dilys Roberts from Ponty; these sexist job titles were common in Jerusalem in 30AD, although the editor of The Clarion, Gus Tavish, a canny Scot who had been a passenger on the Ponty Pilot's plane, was an enthusiastic supporter of the Holy Land Suffragettes, one of whose most recent campaigns had been for the Abolition of Discriminatory Nomenclature in the Workplace, which, sadly, was unlikely to gain widespread support, mainly because the majority of purchasers of the tabloid newspaper bought it for the Football results, the Hatches, Matches and Despatches column, and the Page 3 girls – a series of engravings of busty Greek statues of Goddesses, most of which were, in the words of Sailor Sam, the seller on the corner of Jericho and Jordan Streets: "a bit of 'armless fun!"

(*the rudimentary telephone system was a network of strings with a tin can on each end and once Bruce, or one of the other operators, had connected the call, the strings between the two ends had to be pulled tight – Ed)

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, August 02, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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