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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Mlle Geneviève d'Eonnot, strictly, her name, but that version which she generally used when dressed as she washalf-listened to the Major's talk as they walked, there had certainly been changes to the city, but she could not ask her temporary companion what year they were in, but once Piccadilly was reached she would unhorse him and use her own devices to establish what she needed to know: "goodness me," said Major Daniel, stopping and extending a hand towards another man who was approaching, "hello, Henry," and turning to Geneviève, "Mademoiselle, may I introduce my friendand physicianDoctor Henry Jekyll," and as she offered her hand to the newcomer, Geneviève gave her name too, noticing the interest evident in the doctor's eyes: "from Paris?" he said, "one of my favourite cities, after Edinburgh of course," the gentle gibe giving no offence to Daniel, "have you been long in London?" and perfectly used to dissembling, Geneviève gave one version of her story, wondering if this doctor might not be a useful person to know, suddenly deciding he would, gasping and rolling her eyes, let herself fallinto the capable hands of the two gentlemen, clearly both able to react quickly to whatever occurred in their vicinity; they helped her to a bench, conveniently located nearby, and d'Eon let them use their hats to fan her, and when the doctor held a small vial of smelling-salts under her nose, shook hersel into consciousness and, flustered, apologised and thanked them: "no need, Mademoiselle," said the major, "only too happy to be of assistance," and the doctor suggested: "my surgery is just round the corner in Drury Lane, would you care to come there and my sister, my nurse, could check if you are completely well?" which Geneviève seemed to consider for a few moments, then agreed; this seemed to satisfy the concerns of both men and, after bowing to her, the major left her in his friend's care and went off to his club; Doctor Jekyll, transferring his medical bag to his left hand, guided the lady along the street he had indicated until they reached a house which boasted a brass plate, announcing that it was indeed the Surgery and Consulting Rooms of Dr Henry Jekyll MD (Edin) MSc (Oxon) and showed her in; the Waiting Room was unoccupied and Jekyll asked her to take a seat while he fetched his sister, Florence, which gave her time to examine the surroundings: there were paintings of pastoral scenes on the walls, and some examples of Spanish Talavera pottery displayed on the window-sill and mantelpiece; in the middle of the wall facing the entrance was another door, which she surmised led to the doctor's adytum, or perhaps he nurse's examining room, which in fact proved to be correct, when Nurse Jekyll arrived with her brothertheir family resemblance being obviousand took the new patient into the adjoining room, where she noticed at once a calender on which the date, 7th June 1868 was highlighted; so not quite a hundred years, but definitely enough to explain why her once fashionable dress was certainly not as à la mode as other women she had observed in the streetssomething I will require to explain and remedy if I am to be stuck here for any length of time, thought d'Eon to herself.

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

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