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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"From Gretl," he gasped, as if fearful of her, and she asked: "who the fuck is Gretl?" which rather took him another pace aback: "she's Mrs Falber, in Number 1, she told me you were the new lady on the ground floor, and I saw you through the window," and saw the suspicion in her eyes: "are you a fucking Peeping Tom?" and he hoped no-one else could hear her, but by now most of the shoppers had left the area: "no, no, through my own window, I'm on the second floor, Number 6, when I was having a footbathit's sore on my feet, buskingI saw you coming home from the shops, and realised you were the Mrs Brown who Gretl had mentioned, she said your husband and daughter are in Northampton and you're stuck here because of the Lockdown and they can't move down yet and you're a famous journalist with the BBC and you're working from home, and Gretl says she's heard you doing Any Questions and Desert Island Discs and you're, how did she put it, 'one of the most phenom female broadcasters of her generation' and I can tell she's dead chuffed with having you next door," regurgitating everything old Gretl Falber had told him over coffee-and, "and when I saw you coming out of Iceland I recognised you and you looked tired and kind of sad so I thought I'd try to cheer you up with a joke and a song, I mean I'm locuplete with material, if I'm not out here, performing," he gave the word a special emphasis, she noticed, "I'm up in my flat, working on new songs and jokes, most of the shoppers here are local and they're coming every day, so I can't just do the same numbers over and over, they'd get bored," and she looked at him quizzically, as if she was thinking something which might be ominous for him, "but I sometimes get requests, for kid's birthdays or an old couple's anniversary or something, and if there's a crowd I've always got my accordion, and he turned to show it hanging on his back, like a rucksack, she hadn't noticed it before: "what's your name?" she asked, and he said, a trifle uncertainly: "well, my stage-name's Spring-heeled Jack, cos when I started in the business I did somersaults and fancy jumps and things, but my real name's MacFarlane, Marlon MacFarlane."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 18, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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