Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


"What's that outside?" exclaimed Tristan Tzara, astonished, pointing,

"the Seventh Cavalry?" asked Lionel Bart, bemused, rolling his eyes,

"it's Alexander's Ragtime Band," drawled Irving Berlin, rolling his eyes knowingly,

"it's a hipparchy," trilled Hildegard von Bingen, waving gaily, flirtatiously,

"an ancillary division of the Swiss Army," suggested Pierre the waiter, confidently, setting down more drinks,

"but why?" enquired Gilbert, the other waiter, carrying in a tray of schnitzel, and shaking his head in disbelief,

"to welcome us to Switzerland," Kermit Hackensack assured them, proprietorially, while tapping the side of his nose, conspiratorially, as if he had paid for it, like the train, and perhaps he had,

"it's a Cavalcade!" said Paula Heidler-Wolff, to her brother Dada, having just entered the Dining Car, arm in arm,

"it's got nothing to do with me, I hope," muttered Grigor Haffinch, the Doorman, slinking past, on his way to the caboose for a smoke,

and they were all wrong, but who woulda thunk it?

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 05, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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