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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Now that's interesting, thought Hermione Brown, suppressing her natural inclination to give a Bronx cheeror a raspberry tart, the original Cockney rhyming slang for the derisive effectso he refers to himself as phenom and then me, too, well you don't need an alienistor a Weather Manto know what way the wind's blowing here, especially with that same rhyming form of nameMarlon and Parlane, very similar indeedbut she isn't going to take any chances: "well, I don't know if I quite live up to Mrs Falber, Gretl's, praise, I'm just a sumpter, that's a BBC nickname for a broadcasting packhorse, you know, someone's off sick, or on holiday, so who's going to fill in? give sumpter Brown and the rester Lay, that'll cover it, we're the ones who might have regular work but we're not quite full-time and we hoover up all the crumbs that fall from the schedulers' tables," and seeing him relax a little, the defensive hold of his body as poised for a dash to find cover ease into something more confident, she says: "if you've no more audience, we could maybe walk back together and you can carry one of my shopping bags, here's the heaviest, but social distance, mind, you go ahead and I'll follow."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 19, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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