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:


The delivery driver wha brocht wur order frae ASDA this gloamin wis young Patsy Primigravida fae Selkirkweell, her faither's no a Souter wi a nomenclature like thon, but her mither wis born 'n' breed, hur maiden name wis Broon and ther's aye been Broons in Selkirk since afore Fletcher's time—an she stares at me, face reflectin recognition an a stirrin o memry, a wee bit fuddled by drink an a bash o the pash: "hoo div ye wannit, Miss Somerville?" she asks, bold as brass, wi a twinkle in her ee, so ah took a keek at whit she was cairtinmuckle pack o TRs an big boattles o laundry liquid an saffneran ah sed: "thae gazunder the sterrs, bit it's a bit o a squeeze if ye'r time-ridden," an she noddit back at me: "stymied agin, beat by the cloak, an the Socially Disappointin Regs," she says, ackshally gien me a winkdiv fowk still gie winks in these Pandemic Times, when ther's nae opportunity tae keep the promisethen smirks: "but aince the Lockdoon's liftet an wur lowed tae be nicer tae the custymurs oo trust, ye'll kin show me the wey ye like things pit, unner yer stairs, an hoo fer, Teri, ye ken?" an ah hud te laff: "oh, aye, hen, ah ken well enuff whit yer meanin, an ah'll keep ye tae that," so she pit the shoapn oan the back step, then stept awa, blowed me an aloud distant kiss, pit her airms roon hursel an gied us a virtual cuddle, an wi a cheeky grin oan her freckled face, turned an wiggled bak tae her van an gied me a wave fu o dooble entenders as she drove aff.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, May 15, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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