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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By eventide, and after enjoying a light supper of char siu en famille with the Balquhidders, it was clear to the three investigators that both Little Levy and Wee Winnie, mercurial, immensely knowledgeable about the Universe, it's wonders and it's errors, pure and simple, weirdly complex and as unfathomable as The Creator had intended, far outstripped their adult visitors – that much was axiomatic, and it also held the tantalising promise of the solution to their problem: what is the latest location of their quarry? for they now had definitive proof that the various manifestations of MacFarlane and Doubleday, together with their third, previously unknown partner in crime, recorded only sporadically as The Red Etin, a certified shape-shifter, were all one and the same and not different generations as had been previously thought; but their exact placing could be anywhere in Time and Space, from the earliest stirrings of humanoid life on Earth, to some point far, far into the future; but even with the assistance of the two young children (or, more accurately, their Spirits, as old as Time itself) and even if the Time and Place were identified, how on Earth could they be reached and either apprehended or eliminated forever? "aye," said Levy, "that's a question, and another question, but what in the name o the wee man is the answer?" and it was Wee Winnie, lying lazily in her cot, sucking her thumb, and on the verge of sleep, who mumbled: "methinks Martin Elginbrod will know that one!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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