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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And in Glen Glum, where the afternoon air was warm and heavy with the drone of bumble-bees, the briny scent of the nearby sea-loch mingling with the heather and the wild rose, and Madame Oyzell Zegan and Miss Maude Lyttleton were hobnobbing with Blind Harry MacNab and his gaggle o loons, it was the blind poet who suggested that the laddies should play a piece they had recently learnt, "fer the ladies, cumon buoys, tak up yer instruments and we'll gie thum a richt Heilan Waddin tune fer they're welcum tae the Heilans," and as he fiddled with his tinder-box, filling a clay pipe with black shag and checking the German-tinder was ready, Erchie Ecclefechan swung his clarsach around and held it steadyt, as did Alasdair MacCaroon his bodhran, Tam Sneddon his Shetland fiddle with the whalebone bow, Gibby Lonnegan and Boabie MacConkey raised their great conch shells to their pursed lips, Nicol Nicol o Nicol readied his crwth and Humphrey MacAugustine-MacAmpersand o The Muckle Flugga started puffing into the bag of his pipes, but wee Padraig Macaroon o Minestrone who should also have been blowing up his bag, said: "am awfy sorry, Harry, but ah left ma pipes doon in th'ither glade, wull ah fetch thum noo?" and set something down with a thump, which caused Harry to cry: "stoap therr this minit, Kwasi, whit did ye pit doon?" and the boy looked askance and shamefaced: "ma pipes, when ah wis takkin haud o the haunle o The Lochlann's battle-axe, ah hope the gress wisnae ower dewy, ye ken hoo a wet bag soons awfy gurgly," but Harry raised a hand to stop the boy from moving: "nah, nah, Kwasi, whit did ye jist pit doon the noo? at yer feet?" and the wee boy looked back and felt that the blind eyes of the balladeer could see into his very soul, and he stammered: "the Battle-Axe, Harry, it cam oot when ah pult it, jist as youse yins turnt an hurried ower here," and Harry clapped a hand to his chest, where he could feel his heart pounding away like a Lambeg Drum, fit tae burst!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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