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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Once Grigor was safely restored to the sleeping compartment he shared with Old Rumpole, joiner, cabinet-maker and in charge of constructing scenery and, often, props, furnished with a large glass of schnapps, his face paler than when, puffing and panting, he had been hauled aboard the moving train, Jakob asked him what the Horseman had meant by referring to the date 1452, and Grigor laughed, "that's a long time ago, Boss, a bit before my time, to tell the truth, I think he was mixing up a date and a time, you know, eight minutes to three in the afternoon," but Jakob recognised a finesse when he heard one and not wanting to appear to be infantilizing Grigor, merely nodded and left him in the care of the Pinkus sisters, Pearl fanning him with her calash bonnet, while Pola had created an o of pillows, enfolding the old man's tired body in a feathery hug.

(by MissTeriWoman)
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