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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Which is how it came to be that Hyman Kaplan and I were tucking into an early Burns Supper in The Ship Inn and listening to Euphoria Eglantyne on the subject of wax tablets: "which is why we call our electronic devices by the same name," she took a sip of her whisky and a mouthful of haggis and Hyman couldn't resist asking: "but is it real?" and Euphoria nodded: "oh. it looks to be the right period, I'll have to get it dated, but I'm pretty sure, but that makes it even more peculiar," and it was my turn: "peculiar how?" and Hyman added: "why?" and Euphoria smiled: "well, for a start it's in English," and we looked at each other and Hyman asked: "you mean like the Angles and Saxons, that kinda stuff?" but Euphoria shook her head: "oh no, modern English, and it's part of a Journal, and the author is called Christiane Lauderdale," and the silence ebbed away, until I said: "she was one of Ranulph Ochan'toshan's Ring of Gold in Bowden, she disappeared during the police raid, but Sam Smiles met her when he was transported back to Roman times, she chose to stay there with her lover, a Paladin if I remember right," and I could sense Hyman's growing excitement: "okay, it's not Julius Caesar or Nero, but that don't mean it has to be lacklustre, Teri, what's this Lauderdale broad's back-story?" so I filled him in with what I remembered: "she was a pre-op trans woman, lived with a policeman who was also in The Ring, and when she was transported back to, what did Sam say, about 163AD if got the dates right? well, she was in a woman's body, without needing the op," and Hyman clapped his hands: "Teri," he laughed, "let me buy you and the Laureate here some Champagne, this is the best thing that's happened in weeks, I get the feeling we're sitting on a schlockbuster and there could even be a movie, or a tv series in it, it all hinges on the casting!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 25, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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