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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"Come on," said Oyzell, taking hold of Maude's wrist with a grip like a bulldog clip, quite at odds with her apparent frailty, "it feels like we're a couple of horse marines here, they don't need us and we can't do anything for them, but I think we should examine the bodies, they might have some kind of information on them, or phones or, I don't know, some clue as to how we can get back to 2020," and under the welkin of the Northern Equinox, Maude quickened her steps and, with barely a glance from the last of the boys entering the inn, they retraced their steps, up the rocky path towards the glade where the Black Friar had slain the three villains and saved The Lochlann's Battle Axe: "you know, Daphne and I came up here once, to Glen Glum," said Maude, "to a fleadh cheoil over St Paddy's weekend, with The Dubliners, and though we were given a tour of the battlefields, and even shown the rock into which that axe had been embedded, no-one could tell us what had happened to the axehad someone pulled it out? maybe they had and someone else came along and stole it, and maybe history's just been changed today and we'll find out about it when we get back home," but they had reached to glade and Oyzell stopped and stared at the carnage; three bodies lay there, with three heads nearby, and Maude, less used to the sight of death, moved a few yards away and threw up, but Oyzell quickly patted them down and removed everything she foundwallets, mobile phones, keys, a couple of notebooks and an electronic pass-key for a room in Burt's Hotel in Melrose: "do you smoke?" she asked, and Maude, who had been giving up for fifty years without ever quite succeeding, accepted a cigarette, then realised that the pack had come from Elginbrod's pocket, "he won't be needing them anyway," said Oyzell, correctly reading Maude's mind and after the shock of the morning, they both began laughing until there was a puff of smoke from one body, then another, and the third, an in a matter of moments they all disappeared, heads as well, just leaving pools of blood and their imprints in the grass as the only evidence they had ever been there; Oyzell sat back on her heels: "Fick Mich!" she said, and Maude didn't need a translator to explain what she meant.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, March 23, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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