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:


Inside, there was no sign of a rehearsal, indeed, the hall was bare and quiet, but then they could hear a quiet mumble of voices from behind the heavy, red plush curtains, so advanced towards the stage and climbed the steps to the right, finding themselves in the wings, with boxes, heaps of clothing, tangles of electrical cable, and narrow black curtains which baffled any view backstage from the audience; on stage, a group of men and women of various ages were seated in a semi-circle, while another man moved about, talking, persuading, cajoling, and answering questions: "it's up to us, the entire Company, we're a democratic body and I want everyone to be involved, it's not a decision I can take alone. . . . ." he broke off, having spotted the two intruders abaft the semi-circle: "hey" he called to them, "who are you? the Hall isn't open tonight," and the seated people turned to stare at them; so Enneas said: "I hope we aren't intruding, we wondered if you were still looking for a couple of helpers back-stage," then an elderly man in dungarees spoke up: "I'm the Gaffer and I need a Best Boy to help with the lights," and someone else said: "Morrie helped out the Spark in a short film for the Ministry of Information in 1960 and he's called himself 'Best Boy' ever since, now he's the Gaffer! for the love of God, will someone put him out of his misery and find a Best Boy for him?" the man who was on his feet turned and asked for quiet, then back to the newcomers: "hello, I'm Dudley, I'm the Producer, but to be honest, our next production may be cancelled, we're in the middle of a crisis here, could I get my secretary to call you tomorrow, if we're still able to go ahead?" and someone asked: "are you taking a stand on it Dud?" and another shouted: "stop dissembling, Dud, it's blackmail is what it is!" and Enneas spoke louder than he had intended: "I don't know what kind of trouble you have, but I'm a Solicitor, and if there's anything I can do to help. . . . ." and a cockney said: "done a bit o solicitin' meself, but there's not many decent cottages round 'ere!" and another said: "speak for yourself Raymondo, farmers' boys too big for you?" and a wolf whistle was followed by: "good hailsome stock wi rosy cheeks," and: "depends if they've been spanked!" and the laughter brought the banter to an end, and Dudley spoke to Enneas: "whether a lawyer would be able to help or not, I don't know, but someone has acquired all performing rights for three years, including rehearsals, in this Hall and the Bandstand where we intended to present our show, and is demanding an exorbitant royalty which a) on principle we don't want to pay and b) we can't afford anyway," which was followed by a raspberry and: "you tellem, Dud!"

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

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