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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"I heard from people who watch and listen, that you were making this journey," said Hildegard, acknowledging that she had spies on her payroll, "and fearing that the biblioclast rabble who always emerge from under the floorboards at a time of National Crisis, would have happily consigned dear Iggy's collection to one of their conflagrations, and I could never permit that: his Library is his Memorial and if there is no place for it in a Vienna at War, then a Zurich at Peace shall be a fitting home for it," and she flutter her lashes in such a shameless way that Jakob felt embarrassment for a Prima Donna reduced to such behaviour: "let me send you along with young Tristan here, he will show you to compartment we allocated when we heard from your lawyer that you would be awaiting us here," and he dropped his voice in a way that seemed to draw her closer, to be complicit with him, and said: "he is our resident Rafflesian, you have him to thank for the fact you are not next door to Grigor," and not daring to ask anything about this rather fearsome Grigor, instead she enquired, regarding Tristan: "so this young chap is from Singapore?" but Jakob chuckled: "no, no, he runs our company raffles, to allocate seats at a dinner, bottles of cognac at a party or sleeping compartments on a refugee train," and then continued: "it's alleged, on no great authority, mind you, that if anyone should be lucky enough to get brussen on this journey, it will only be thanks to Tristan, so a word to the wise," and she drew so close to the young impresario that she could see the gold flecks in his green eyes and wondered how it was that she had never met him in Vienna, but then remembered that they moved in very different circles there, and it was only because of the war that their paths had now crossed, "such is fate," she murmured and was shocked to hear her voice and that Feldman must have heard it too, their heads almost touching, but he gave no sign, only muttered: "bon voyage," and then instructed the young man, a boy really, to take her along and ensure that Miriam was there to show here where all the necessaries were, "and keep Grigor away!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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