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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The Quest for Answers in End of Time Street

Episode 8

Previously – Detective Sergeant Olive Major sat in Betty's Buns, oblivious to the disembodied voice of Detective Inspector Enn Crusted issuing from all over the floor, beseeching her speedy return to what was now a Murder Scene; read on:

as she deglutited her jam doughnut, the DS came to a surprisingly quick decision, stipulated to herself that there would be absolutely no cummingtonite if she had any hand in the matter, and with a cheery wave to Betty, set off to retrace her steps, crimping over the crisp fresh snow that had fallen from the leaden sky, until she turned a corner and found herself, face to belly with the gigantic figure of the man mountain who had chased her earlier, but before he could spot her, she swung her bag, containing a set of grass bowls still damp from her morning game with Sergeant Lucy Lane before they started work, a weight-training kettle, a brick, her purse with warrant card, debit card, two credit cards, several five and ten pound notes, her car keys and house key, a possibly Ming vase she had spotted in a junk shop, her boxing gloves, vest, shorts and boots, a football and her kit for Bethnal Green Bombshells – the women police officers' team representing the local Nick – a travel iron, hair straightener, her running gear, three library books she had planned to return today – but that now seemed a forlorn hope – the packed lunch she hadn't had time to open, never mind eat, a six-pack of cat food cans - apparently As Good As It Looks although Olive had never thought it looked particularly good and had no intention of trying to find out - for her two Moggies, Bubble and Squeak, her police radio and a spare burner she carried just in case anything happened to her personal mobile: "fuck!" she thought, "why didn't I think of that, when I dropped my phone in Betty's Buns and it smashed on the floor?" and brought it slamming into the unbelievable hulk's crown jewels with a force that actually knocked him out cold as soon as the severe pain shot instantly through his body and short-cut his brain, and he crashed to the pavement and lay motionless; unfortunately, Olive was now pinned under his enormously heavy body and could hardly breath, let alone cry for help!

will she get out of that unfortunate predicament before the dead-weight on top of her recovers consciousness and realises that she is the police woman he had chased earlier and was responsible for the severe injury to his private parts? only by reading episode 9 of this tantalising tale, almost unbelievable in it's horrendousness, yet quite possibly absolutely true, when you think about it, can you find out.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 16, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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