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 Chevalier d'Eon sashayed along a busy street in London in the late Spring of 1775, in a pale green gown and her hair tucked into a white frilled bonnet, turned a corner and stopped deadsomething was wrong, the very same disconcerting something which had happened several times in the past, a glimpse of a securiform flower silhouetted against a white wall and looking very like a headsman's axe sent a nervous shiver down her back-bone, people were dressed differently, she didn't know where or when she was, got cold feet at the prospect of once again being alone in a strange world, was bumped by a passer-by who hadn't realised that she was frozen to the spot and, when he apologised, she was uncharacteristically timorous and blushed, perhaps unexpectedly for a well-dressed, if old-fashioned, woman in her forties, the man lifted his hat and said, in a familiar English accent (at least she was probably still in the same city, she thought, that was a relief): "excuse me Ma'am, but are you lost?" she shook her head and laughed lightly: "just in my own thoughts, sir, but thank you for asking, it is a while since I have been in town, am I on the right way for Piccadilly?" her English fluent and confident, but there was still a trace of the French accent and the man raised his hat: "that is where I am going, would like me to accompany you, let me introduce myself, I am Major Godfrey Daniel, of Her Majesty's Foreign Office and my Club is in Piccadilly," and placing a hand lightly on his proffered fore-arm, she said: "and I am Mademoiselle Geneviève d'Eon, from Paris," to which the Major bowed his head and said: "at your service, Mademoiselle," and together they walked down a busy street in London, around 100 years later than she had, just five minutes before!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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