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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"I'm sorry to be froward," said Jasmine, "but as an Officer in the Scottish Secret Service, sworn to uphold the Constitution, I really cannot. . . . ." but Crystal already had her hand up, palm towards Jasmine, who was talking to it, for Crystal's face was not listening: "oh, you say that," she sounded war-weary and perhaps was offering an armistice, thought Teri, but no: "but I know for a fact that Sam and Tavish, your own Senior Officers, both killed MacFarlane and Doubleday – Tavish in Melrose Abbey in the 13th Century and Sam on the Eildons during the Roman Occupation, best part of two thousand years ago, and a couple of your friends too, Teri, in Milan at the end of the 15th Century, and some guy called The Lochlann way up in Glen Glum during the War of the Crown, according to Blind Harry, so don't come over all impermutable, guys," and Crystal looked from one face to the other: "you believe that those killings didn't work, because they were already in MacFarlane and Doubleday's past when they happened, ain't that so?" and when Teri and Jazz glanced at each other, she could have whooped, she was right, and confirmation came when Jasmine said: "as far as Ludmilla Lermontova can tell, the appearance here of MacFarlane and Doubleday is in their own Present, just as Today is ours; the problem about those previous incidents," she coughed slightly, as though ashamed at her euphemism, "seems to be that by the time they happened, it was already in their Past, and you can't actually kill someone in their own Past, only in their Present," and Crystal spread her hands out: "so this may be our only chance – and you guys have already been discussing it, am I right, or am I right, already?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, November 11, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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