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:


Within a couple of days, the flat-iron block was up and running: Dada Wolff was in charge of the Art Gallery, having long-since shaken off the impostor syndrome he exhibited when Jakob and Miriam first met him, he was now confident and knew that when complimented by his peers it was because he had done a good job and deserved their appreciation; Miriam and Tristan had organised the Bookstore and already two readings had taken place and Dr Freud was doing a book-signing that evening; Kermit Hackensack's Press Bureau was connected by telegraph with all the capitals of Europe and beyond and reams of copy were sent everywhere, often scooping even Reuters, thanks to Kermit's well-placed – and well-paid – informants in every police headquarters, government department and Royal Palace in every European country, but he especially liked it whenever he was referred to as 'the best news-hound in 37 Capitals, from Rome to Helsinki, Moscow to Paris, London to Peking' as the retronym, redolent of that dogged sniffing out of clues and information, brought back memories of his early days of ambulance-chasing, hanging around the back-doors of police stations, greasing the palms of hotel receptionists in Bucharest, Budapest and Constantinople, before the introduction of modern technology which brought it all flowing in to him, now sitting in his office in Zurich like a human geodynamo, generating his own magnetic force which drew in names, places, gossip, stories, scandals, crimes, secrets, political shenanigans, in every language and alphabet from which his output was forged – it was proof that if your gravitational pull was strong enough, the world did indeed beat a path to your door; but the best-known face on the street was that of Grigor, the Doorman, in his well-pressed Commissionaire's uniform, complete with gleaming belt-buckle, shiny buttons and highly-polished boot, he was the one to make the most urbane citizen shed a tear, or pretty girl's heart to skip a beat, for there never was such a lachrymogenic sight than the proudly decorated hero with his wooden stump and crutch, who lectured the local children on the barbarity of war, told them horrifying tales of limbs torn off, heads shattered and spewing out brains on their closest comrades, and how he had once carved his way through a wall of living flesh with only a pen-knife for self-defence and then praised Switzerland's neutrality, citing it's three languages as evidence of the country's pride of place, of how it's people, from three different heritages and cultures, could live together in peace and harmony – and whenever he got a break, it was a relief to unstrap his left leg and flex his knee and drink a glass of beer and thank any god who might be listening for giving him the good sense to avoid recruiting-sergeants and head the other way whenever volunteers were called for!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 12, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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