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:


This mornin ah fund the Swami relaxin oan a deckchair an runnin a lang string o beads thru his gnarled fingers in the forecastle, wi naebdy else nearby, so ah sat doon an read a few pages o Johnson's Dictionary; soon enuff ah heard him clear his throat an say: "well, well, Master Jeemy, tracked me down for a chat at long last have you?" an ah coodna help but look up sherply like as if ah wis guilty o sumthin an had bin fund oot by the Beak or the Bailiff but he jist gied me a friendly enuff smile, sae ah askit: "is it true ye're possessed o satyagraha, Maister Swami?" an he chuckled: "touché – beat about the bush you certainly do most not, so welcome to my dojo, humble as it is, you truly are," an ah coodna help glancin aroon, fer the Forecastle didna seem much o a gymnasium tae me – but though ah've read a lot an ken a lot o theory, ah must admit there's lots ah've never actually seen wi ma ain een, but he kent this tae: "metaphorically speaking," he explained, "the last time I physically fought, long, long ago was that, now more sedentary my position is for old man am I, action left best is to young Tiggers as such you are, Jeemy – this concerns, I take it the Redoubtable MacFarlane and Doubleday, does not it?" an there was somethin soor in his voice that made ma een smert, like as if ah'd breathed in caustic soda, an he nodded without expecting me tae voice a reply, which wis when ah realized that speakin wisnae necessary, fer he cood read ma mind like an open book!

(by MissTeriWoman)


After another pick-me-up at the Drones Club I moseyed blithely across to the jolly old dojo expecting a spot of chokehold training from my black belt sensei (and gentleman's gentleman), but today he was feeling rather less than Tiggerish, cheerlessly proposing with polite insistence a contactless session of satyagraha, and even failing to blanch at my most practised, caustic rebuke:  'I say, Jeeves, that takes the giddy biscuit!'
(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 08, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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