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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They were alfresco, the two women looking like victims of a clothing snatch and run, the boys goggled, but Blind Harry, as if he could hear their fear, distress and nakedness, spoke with more refinement than usual, and listened to their responses: "good day to ye, ladies, do you speak the langwidge?" and the replies being in the affirmative, he continued: "we," indicating the entire assembly, " are in historic Glen Glum, famed in ode and ballad as the site of the most fearsome battle, atween Pandemic MacFarlane, Dreich Doubleday and The Red Etin of Ireland on the ane side and on t'ither, The Lochlann and the Men o Clan Glum and the Slaves o the Chief o Glum, wha each survivor received his Freedom an a Croft in Perpetuity," and one of the women asked him: "have you ever been to The Borders, sir?" at which Harry's eyes twitched in irritation, but he replied civilly enough: "borders o whit?" he grunted, "Land and Sea? the Clan Glens? or the Faery Fowk?" the last with a glint of humour, and Maude who had asked the question, now went on: "the Borderlands between Scotland and England, the Debatable Lands!" and Harry laughed: "fer ower muckle chit-chat and chiff-chaff doon therr, Madame, bit Ah confess Ah've been tae Melrose an Roxburgh," and leaned towards where he judged the women to be: "a bit sleepy and tame fer me, though, but, Ah prefer somewhaur mair lively, a proper City, like Elgin or Brechin, no a jumped-up Abbey toon or a wee castle oan the back o a hog! bit noo Ah think on't, Ah wiz aince in Peebles, steyed at the Tontine Hotel, even met the last Pairtner wha goat it aw tae hissel – mind, Ah wudnae hae liked him as a Pairtner, like-as-all peesened the rest o them, haw haw haw," and suddenly asked, like an old fox playing with a rabbit: "ur ye'se Hibernians, then? – a pair o Micks?" and quick as a flash, Oyzell came back: "Micks, Schmicks, already – you're Blind Harry, ain'tcha?" and Harry gaped, lost for words in his own question-time!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, January 17, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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