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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But the two sneaky spies had been seen – from Scott's Place, where Ulla Ulp, redoubtable, party-spirited, and equally devious, was snapping them with the Night Vision App on her phone as they were silhouetted against the luminaria-glow of the dim Toc H Aladdin's lamp in the window of Talbot House – for who and what they were, no oryzivorous cyberpunks, but black-hearted villains intent on dirty misdeeds, and Ulla wa a good enough lip-reader, even under such adverse conditions, to know exactly what their nefarious scheme was, which enabled her to quickly come up with a counter-scheme of her own, which she would put into operation in the morning: "and a very Merry Christmas to you too, Sir Parlane MacFarlane," she thought to herself as she emerged at the top of East Port and turned down towards Market Square, passing the other end of the Lane and making for Burt's Hotel where, as part of her cover-story, she had been staying since her return from the fruitless visit to Mother Kelly's in Bowden, and now everything was falling into place, "how very convenient! it almost makes me believe that there is a Santa Claus," and she laughed an unexpectedly bass laugh which caused a passing moggie to squeal and scurry for the deep, dark, shadows of Nutwood Lane!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 24, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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