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:

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The Bagman

It was on a rainy Thursday that the Bagman left the town,

Driving up a hill and round a bend then hurtling down,

Till he found himself on an old and disused railway viaduct,

Staring over, and far below, was a body that had been chucked,

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

 

And seated on a nearby stump were a Parson and his dog,

Who told their tale when the Bagman climbed down through the clinging fog:

"She must've been in a desperate state, such a terrible thing to do,"

Though the Bagman wondered, or was she pushed? and Reverend was it you?

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

 

The Parson spoke dulciloquently, as though straight from his heart,

And the Bagman thought, what a calumny, to suspect him of playing a part,

So he offered the Parson a nip from his flask and they sat and shared a smoke,

Then he laid her out, though every bone in her body had been broke,

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

 

And the Bagman noticed her face ironfisted, as though to wipe it away,

And he saw that she had no bag, no coat, nothing with her that day,

And he noticed a cut beneath her ribs where a slender blade could be slid,

And he wondered why her body was here, when it could easily have been hid?

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

 

And the Bagman thought, am I being truckled, by this Parson and his dog?

And he turned away from the suspect pair as they sat upon a log,

Then he whirled around and pointed a finger straight at the Parson's face:
"You lured her here, and beat her up and cast her down to this place!"

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

 

The dog barked twice and the Parson fell to his knees, hands clasped in prayer,

But the Bagman seized him by the scruff and said: "no, don't you dare!

You're a hypocrite and a murderer, and you must pay the price!"

And the Parson admitted he'd murdered his lover which really wasn't nice.

 

(Chorus) But it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 07, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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