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 then Stella asked Geneviève about the note Henry had sent over at lunch-time, asking if she and Fanny might be able to lend their new friend some of the dresses, "etcetera! what does that mean?" she asked archly, and Geneviève explained that she was stranded in London without a thing in the world, all her luggage having been stolen on her arrival that very morning, leaving her with only what she was wearing and not a sou to her name until her Uncle Pelion could be written to and asked to send some to her, "but if he lives up to his name, I can have no great expectations, he is difficult at the best of times and takes great delight in having been my dear Papa's executor and having financial power over me," and she dabbed at her eyes with a little embroidered kerchef while the girls looked at each other, and then Fanny hugged her tightly: "if we are to be true sisters, dearest Gen, which I believe is our destiny, then we share and share alike, like the Three Musketeers, 'all for one and one for all!' isn't that right, Stella?" and Stella wrapped her own arms around them, kissing Geneviève on the cheek and saying: "what's mine is yours, Gen, and don't worry about money - I'll have a word with Mr Barrington, he's the producer of the show we're in at the Theatre, and see if he can find a job for you - he's always losing people, and he lost five yesterday," and Geneviève thought that sounded very careless, and said so, which made Fanny and Stella laugh and Fanny said: "you must be quite cocooned, dearest, she means he has his performers pinched by other producers, putting together touring companies, but just yesterday anaerobe swept in and poor Mr Barrington looked like he'd been struck down dying centre-stage! white as a sheet and shivering and foaming at the mouth," and Geneviève felt herself getting quite anxious: "by some kind of illness? an infection? an epidemic?" at which Fanny giggled: "what are you talking about, gel?" and Geneviève explained about microbes that can exist in a vacuum and cause highly contagious diseases, and Fanny said, "no, no, gel, not anaerobe! it was an Arab, Ali Baba, his name is, well, it's really Bert Higginbottom, the other's his business name, he's the biggest producer in the Midlands and he's been pinching hoofers and yodellers and gaggers and jugglers and wigglers from every theatre in Town, and yesterday was poor Mr Barrington's turn," but Stella interjected: "poor, Barrington isn't, his pockets are deep but his arms are short, he's got a wife and three kiddies in St John's Wood and another wifeif you can believe thatand two boys, in Brixton, it's a wonder he has time to produce anything, other than his Wee Willie Winkie, and I'm told that neither of his wives knows about the other, it must be exhausting dashing between Drury Lane, St John's Wood and Brixton, trying to keep all his plates spinning," then noticing the look on Geneviève's face, "don't worry, I'll explain later, first things first, come and have a gander at our wardrobes - I do think you and Fanny are probably the same measurements, near enough, but I've got quite a lot that should ft you too, and Geneviève wanted to wrap her own arms around these two, generous and kind Samaritans and thank them for coming to her rescue.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, April 03, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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