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 pilot, last man to bail out from the stricken bomber, a spare and wieldy figure, even in his flying boots and jacket, and despite the bulky Mae West over it, couldn't see where the rest of his crew were, except that it looked likely they would all come down on land, and if captured, face incarceration in a German POW camp, while he was floating over the sea, already five or ten miles off the coast, and then he spotted a small fishing boat, almost directly beneath him; he tried to control his drift, but the 'chute wasn't steerable, or if it was, he didn't know how to do it, and his descent was fairly fast and the crew of the boat seemed to have seen him, for between his legs he saw a couple of them point up at him; it was just a sting, like something had nipped his thigh, probably part of the harness, and he was more concerned that he shouldn't crash into the boat, that would be just his luck, which was his last thought, before the drug from the dart, fired at him from a sumpitan by a hairy black man who looked more like the Wild Man of Borneo than a crewman on a fishing boat off the French coast: "splendid shot, Denzil," said Sir Parlane MacFarlane, "let's hook him and land him before his papers get soaked."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, April 06, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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