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:


Which was how it came to pass that, later that self-same afternoon, a valorous and elegant – if somewhat stout – lady rang the doorbell of Mother Kelly's and was confronted by a rather hulking butler, who seemed not to understand a word she said, in her best Morningside pan-loaf, but admitted her nonetheless; there was a menacing whang about the way he moved and gestured, but nevertheless, he showed her into a room which seemed to have been the scene of a recent carouse – empty wine and spirit bottles were crowded on a large coffee-table, and various items of clothing hung discarded on the backs of chairs or lay, lifeless, on the floor; and then Ranulph Ochan'toshan – it could only be he, with a purple bouffant wig and wrapped in a vividly clashing chinoiserie housecoat – entered and introduced himself; his visitor stood, extended a hand which held a business card, and gave her name as Ulla Ulp, Scottish Correspondent for Norge Idag, of Bergen.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 17, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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