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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Was it by some strange, unheard of – indeed, unimaginable – artifice, that Maude and Oyzell were dashed amain through their own field of vision, pell-mell, roister-doister, herky-jerky, even hundy-mundy, only to crash arse-over-elbow through branches and land base-over-apex with sickening, bone-crunching, brain-numbing, quite excruciating thumps on stony ground in the middle of, well, not quite nowhere? no, no indeed, it was not, for it was, in point of fact, although they hardly cared, never mind knew, so gingerly were they establishing that they were both all in one piece and not having suffered life-changing or life-shortening injuries to even credit the thought, not that it would have helped them identify this place as Glen Glum, which, despite their many separate travels, not to say travails, throughout Scotland during their working lives, neither of them had ever before set foot in Glen Glum – although, strictly speaking, so far as Blind Harry would be concerned, if he had even the eyes to see them with, the fact would be that in the latter part of the 15th century, neither Maude Lyttleton nor Oyzell Zegan had yet existed!

(by MissTeriWoman)

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A heavy fog settled amain around the small wooden life boat and the grizzled mariner commanded herky-jerky movements across the limited field of vision they were left with, reassessing constantly their escape to the small amount of land they spied before the Harbinger sank properly, and maintaining a stoic artifice for the benefit of his two remaining crewman. (by 4waga)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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