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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"An HOO," roared Harry, "div ye ken MA name when Ah ken fine weel Ah've never heard yer voice afore in ma hale life?" and Oyzell, glancing around the alfresco scene, and taking in the man and boys who stood before them - rustic in their appearance, yes, but not banausic - said: "well, I have read your epic, The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace in both the English translation and the original Scots," and when his jaw dropped and he gaped at her, she continued: "what I am about to say may perplex you, but it is absolutely true - my name is Madame Oyzell Zegan and my friend is Miss Maude Lyttleton, we come from Melrose, which is still a small town, but we have travelled backward in Time as well as through Space, in fact the year we left, although it seems to us just minutes ago, is 2020 Anno Domini. . . . ." and she let her statement hang in the silence which followed, thinking to herself how strange that in the 21st century, having just begun a walk to Lindisfarne following the footsteps of Saint Cuthbert, who would have made that journey around 665, she and Maude were dressed as if in 1380s on a Pilgrimage to Canterbury - although their clothes would place them in the earlier age of amour courtois, or courtly love, and now apparently found themselves in the 1480s somewhere in the West Highlands with Scotland's most famous, and probably first, Makar; then Harry began to laugh, and nervously - certainly confused by what they had heard - the boys also giggled, then laughed more heartily and as by some vicarious hysteria, so did Maude and Oyzell, until, at length, the Poet took control of himself and said: "weel, then, ye maun ken ma full name is Harry MacNab, an ye'rny the furst tae gaun sideways or roonaboot in Time - Ah've no been tae yer ain year, but Ah met Wullie Wallace afore an efter Bannockburn an whit ah writ wis the result o lang conversations wi him, an mony a dram tae keep us gaun, an Ah shood tell ye, that ma visit tae Melrose and Peebles wis in aboot 1880, that's likely afore ye wis born, the ane thing that a voice doesny aye reveal is the speaker's age, but Ah kin tell ye, that Miss Maude was likely born in Edinburgh and Madame Oyzell wisnae, nor even in Melrose, fur Ah'd hazard a guess that ye come originally fae. . . . .Berlin! ama richt?" at which Oyzell's legs gave way and she sat down very rapidly, which caused a couple of the boys to rush forward to her aid.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 18, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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