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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Deep in conversation and apparently heedless of their surroundings, Teri and Jazz passed Mother Kelly's without comment and turned up Sinon's Passage which soon became an undulating track heading towards the Southern, yet curiously named Wester Hill, soon finding a comfortable nest below a clump of broom, which afforded them a clear view of the entire townland of Bowden and directly before them, the rear garden of Ochan'toshan's cottage; surrounded on three sides by thick beech hedging, their observation point was sufficiently elevated to enable Jasmine, with her binoculars, to see distinctly the three men seated on the patio: Ranulph Ochan'toshan, the host, in a flowing housecoat in a floral fabric which was probably silk; Sir Parlane MacFarlane in cricket whites plus a mauve cravat; and the Edinburgh Lawyer, Peter Boo, still formal in his black jacket, waistcoat and pinstriped trousers - even his Merchiston Castle School tie was firmly in place; Jasmine zoomed in on him, then: "fuck! sunstrike!" she dropped the glasses and slumped back into the bushes beside Teri.

(by MissTeriWoman)


Having traversed the skies for well nigh on two score years now, allow me to impart my four absolute rules for aviation; firstly always remember that your only true townland is downland for gravity always wins, secondly undulation is your close friend both visually and internally, yet on the other hand maps are Sinons - never trust cold co-ordinates when you can follow the stars, and finally, beware the dreaded sunstrike that comes at the crack of dawn.

(by The Masked Pimpernel)
The Quandary for Monday, October 28, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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