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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"Well," thought Pete laddie to himself as he swung out his legs alongside Algie at the head of the procession, "at least I'm impervious to these strange neuroses, amaxophobia, nomophobia, coulrophobia, ombrophobia – unlucky if you're lumbered wi that ane in Scotland where any day's weather forecast has to include a forthcoming shower or three," and then he said to Algie: "lead on, MacDuff," and Algie grinned back at him: "you know of course that Shakespeare wrote 'lay on, MacDuff,' and that used to be the Clan motto, but about 100 years ago the then Chief, Buff MacDuff, changed it to 'lead on,' because he was fed up with people asking him if 'lay on' was a reference to the time several guards lay on the moss and fell asleep and woke to find all the cattle, sheep and stores gone, or alternatively did it refer to an ancestor's gambling addiction which caused him to lay bets on every horse in a race and lose not only the family silver, but the copper, brass, tin and pottery as well!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 28, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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