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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Old Moses Meerschaum sucked on his pipe and said: "it's a bit of a curate's egg, no? we don't want to be disingenuous, but even if this Jesse Joseph is playing a long con, that doesn't mean that the Words he speaks aren't The Lord's, we know from the Torah that The Lord may even use empty vessels as conduits for His Word and who's to say this Nazarene isn't chosen by The Lord for His own purpose?" and Zadok the Priest banged his fist on the table like the superbious political wheeler-dealer he was: "see here, you old galoot, we don't need any of your Talmudic nit-picking, you might have been a big cheese back in Ponty, but you're not the Mayor now, I chair this Committee and no philobiblistical havering and on-the-one-hand-maybe-but-on-the-other-maybe-not sort of fine words is going to butter my parsnips if I've got anything to say about it, see? it's a simple enough questionhas Jesse of Nazareth committed Blasphemy by claiming to be King of the Jews? nice and easy, binary choice, even an old coot like you Mo, should be able to accept that?" which Zadok, as soon as he had spoken, suddenly wished he could take back and eat, for old Moses sat up in his chair and fixed the Priest with one of his famous Death Stares, and asked: "what's Solly's view of it?" referring, of course to King Saul, previously Solly Silverstein whose bookies' shop at the bottom of Overbentwilly Street was renowned for it's welcome, it's warmth and the wide range of cakes and biscuits baked fresh every morning by Miriam, his wife, although she was never around to hear the punters' praiseas a Man Cave dedicated to The Sporting Life, the language on occasion could be coarse and not intended for delicate female earsbut the jungle drums soon told her that the coffee sponge or the lemon drizzle had been well-praised, or the chocolate gateau which she turned out whenever there was a really big racethe Oaks, Derby, Champion Hurdle or Grand National and a number of others which drew in more than the regularshad surpassed all it's predecessors, and Zadok hesitated, because he knew what Solly's view was: he couldn't give a monkeys! no-one knew quite how or why the Ponty Bookie had got into the Kinging business, oh there were stories about him wining the title over a game of Beggar my Neighbour, or Pontoon, or a best of three on the baize in Nogood Boyo's Snooker and Billiard Hall over the Glendower Arms where Sinbad Sailors pulls pints and stares longingly at Gossamer Beynon who watches him through her thick, blonde lashes and wonders what his voice sounds like, having never once heard it in the fifteen years since she first saw him and knew he was her soul-mate, her one true love!

 

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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