Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


She answered without checking the Caller ID, too busy with taking out the dishes, cutlery and wineglass for her meal: "hi, Hermione, please don't make it a long call, my dinner's ready and I'm starving," so the voice, when it came, stung like a yark and all the events of the previous couple of hours swept over her: "you like Squashy Nabob's grub?" she collapsed onto the sofa: "what the fuck do you want? howdya get my number?" and after a brief beat, Marlon said:"oh, yeah, natch, well, if you know two out of three things about someone, name, address, say, it's easy to get their mobile number - unless it's a burner, of course, but that's not your style - and I want to apologise for earlier, for saying, what I said, in front of Gretl, and you, too, natch, it was out of order, but I'd had a terrible shock. . . . ." she interrupted: "dog shit? that blew your mind?" and was about to cut him off when his voice rushed on: "no, no, I'd just heard, before I met you, that my Uncle Parsnip, in Canada, had died, I was close to him and, although he was a prozymite and I'm not into all that Eastern Ortho incense and stuff, gotta give Par his due, it wasn't a passing fad, he'd converted in the 60s and stayed with it to the end," so he did know about his uncle, and that he was now Sir Marlon MacFarlane Bt, Chieftain of the Clan MacFarlane and hereditary Provost of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, but he was still speaking and she tried to concentrate: ". . . . .when his horse stumbled and they both went down a two hundred foot drop to the rocks, but that's a fuckin' lie if ever I heard one, he didn't ride horses, he didn't have a horse, he was allergic to them and I know who's behind it," and Hermione pulled her laptop closer and opened it with her left hand: "who?" and after a few seconds, Marlon said: "look, I don't want to seem to be promulgating some kind of Family Feud, but the only one who stood to gain would be my father, Parlane," and she really did feel the world wobble, her room really tilt, colours change and time stretch like a long rubber band, to the point where you really, absolutely, know it's goin to snap!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 26, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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