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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And, as it happens, it was just at that self-same moment – not in 1939, of course, but today – that Mr Scratch strolled into The Hispaniola Piano Bar and caught sight of Timothy Michaelmas-Daisy sitting by himsel, a glass of Laphraoigh in one hand and another, of Aka-Seltzer in the other; pulling out the chair opposite Tim, Scratch sat down: "a touch of the bastard strangles, Tim? is that why I didn't read of you holding your seat in the General Election? or have you been angling for goliath batfish in the Caribbean?" and Tim raised his bloodshot eyes in a baleful attempt at a glare, then shook his head: "you know fine well, Mr Scratch, that after Boffer had me expelled I couldn't stand as a Conservative, not tractable enough for his new UNITED party; oh, I applied to the Lib-Dems, but they said I wasn't Liberal or Democratic enough for them, Labour told me I was more of an Anarcho-Syndicalist and even Jeremy couldn't thole that in the Party; the Greens turned me down for driving a diesel; the SNP found out that my great-great-great-great grandpa, Sir Hamish Urquhart-Colquhoun was a thoroughly nasty type of landowner who evicted all his tenants and replaced them with sheep and they couldn't possibly have someone from such a family representing them; mother suggested one of the Northern Ireland parties, cause Seamus Colquhoun was a well-known poet and songwriter, but the DUP told me they suspected he'd been in the IRA and Sinn Fein said he'd collaborated with the Black-and-Tans; even Plaid Cymru weren't interested because I don't speak Welsh and haven't set foot in the place since a school trip to Shropshire and the Border Country when I was about 13 and anyway, my mother's cousin, another poet and balladeer, Rhoddri Bangour, apparently stole most of his material from Dylan Thomas when Thomas was drunk; Mebyon Kernow said they'd think about it, but, in the end, didn't think it was a good idea to have a Londoner like me standing for Cornish Nationalism, especially when I'm gay – which hadn't put any of the others off!" and Scratch nodded: "so far as you know," and Tim said: "exactly, none of them mentioned it in their rejections," so Scratch asked if he couldn't have stood as an Independent and Tim actually laughed: "oh, I may look a bit soft, but I'm not that stupid!"

(by MissTeriWoman)

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Not long after the historic round trip to Jupiter, Goliath Arfencock became increasingly despondent and began wishing the bastard strangles upon the national media, who on the one hand presented a tractable willingness to publish all his adventures verbatim, while at the same time casting doubt on some of those very same stories, such as when he fought off the evil cherubim single-handedly with a fire-extinguisher or went swimming through the schools of Barium Batfish in the Rings of Uranus.

(by The Masked Pimpernel)

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Not long after the historic round trip to Jupiter, Goliath Arfencock became increasingly despondent and began wishing the bastard strangles upon the national media, who on the one hand presented a tractable willingness to publish all his adventures verbatim, while at the same time cast doubt on some of those very same stories, such as when he fought off the evil cherubim single-handedly with a fire-extinguisher or went swimming through schools of Barium Batfish in the Rings of Uranus.

(by The Masked Pimpernel)
The Quandary for Friday, December 13, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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