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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It looked like a slab of pottery, a large tile and – after checking that no-one was watching us – I picked it up and handed it to Hyman: "it's covered in some kind of scratchy writing," he said, "can you read it Teri?" but my eyes aren't good enough for that, so I suggested we take it to the Trimontium Exhibition in The Square: "the Pilgrimage isn't going anywhere fast now, with all this police activity, and I think my friend, Professor Eglantyne is working there today," and Hyman was pretty brumous at the idea: "yes, maybe he'll be able to tell us what it says," which I corrected: "he's a woman, Euphoria Eglantyne, you've probably seen her on television, she's rather telegenic and the local BBC reporter seems rather keen on her and manages to find a story every week or so which gives him a chance to interview her," and Hyman preened: "well, lead on Miss Somerville, and if Euphoria lives up to her name and can give us a good story on this piece of pottery, this ancient artefact, I'll splash her on the front page of the Meshuggener! she can be the Trimontium Laureate," and the picture this conjured up, of Euphoria being hailed in the paper for her distinction in a field of cows, made me laugh, at which Hyman frowned, and grunted: "come along, my little chickadee, we must hie to the Vale of Academe and consult the World's Leading Oracle on Roman Pottery," and as he marched off towards the village, I was left to lug the relic along after him.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, January 24, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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