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:


Peter Boo, the Edinburgh Solicitor who had previously represented Ranulph Ochan'toshan and found himself transported to 15th Century Milan by way of 1930s Berlin for his sins, was a little spuggy of a man, sparrow-chested and. having just become a Writer to the Signet, rather pleased with himself – if not his clients! but after the Procurator Fiscal had outlined the case against Sir Parlane MacFarlane and Dominic Doubleday and given notice of the Witnesses he intended to call, Boo rose to his feet and glanced around the Jedburgh Courtroom: "if it please Your Honour," he said, addressing the Sheriff, "I have the pleasure of defending two Canadian, nay, Nova Scotian, citizens and submit their Passports as comprising the only evidence necessary; you will see that, far from being the professional Time Travellers claimed by Mr Houston (a nod in the direction of the Procurator) Sir Parlane was born on Prince Edward Island on January 1st in the year 2000, while Mr Doubleday's birth, also on Prince Edward Island, was on April 1st of that same year; but they are obviously not 19 years of age, nor are they suffering from what might be called the Dorian Grey affliction of agerasia, but rather, to some strange quirk of the Space'/Time Continuum, they were involuntarily transported to Melrose along with a number of people not personally known to them and have spent the past weeks imprisoned by Police Scotland for no obvious purpose, other than the desire to improve the conviction rate of that body – in other words to turn my clients into Scapegoats, or Sacrificial Lambs, and my instruction are simple and straightforward, my clients deny all the charges and in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, beg Your Honour to set them free without a stain on their characters and reputations," with which he promptly sat down; their was a hush, for no-one seemed to know what would happen next, until the Sheriff banged his mallet on the table before him and said: "case dismissed, nothing to answer," then rose and passed through the door to his chamber; well, what a confusion broke out, everyone was shouting, gesticulating, trying to agree on what they had just witnessed, so no-one actually saw the two defendants slip out of the Courtroom with their lawyer and into the crisp October morning, where they were met by Ochan'toshan: "ta very muchly, Mr Boo," said Sir Parlane, "send Ralphy your bill, or pop round to his house in Bowden for the Celebrations if you like, smell you later!" and with a wave of his hand, the car accelerated away and left a bewildered Writer quite at a loss, for he had fully expected the Sheriff to simply say something like: "everyone who appears here claims innocence, Mr Boo, few are," and then call the first witness for the Prosecution, and decided to go into the nearest pub and get quietly sozzled!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, October 21, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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