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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Agreeing that they would take the longer way to Maude's homeas they didn't want to draw attention to themselves until they knew exactly what had happened herethey split into two groups: Maude and Oyzell set off first, hoping to look like two elderly ladies out for an afternoon stroll, although Bernie was concerned that clothed as they werein Royal Navy undress uniform, complete with Antarctic boots and duffel coatstheir appearance might result in questions, but Maude waved that aside, while Oyzell explained that eccentricity was almost de rigueur at their age and that it was the Boys who needs must be more circumspect in how they disported themselves, said "sayonara, or au revoir, or TRRN," and they set off; before the first two had crossed Dingleton Road, Bernie, Dudd and Cammy, engaged in a detailedand necessarily heateddiscussion on the relative merits of Association Football and Rugby Union, ambled along in the same general direction, followed the ladies at a considerable distance down Chiefswood Road, passing under the railway line and turning right at the beginning of High Cross Avenue; meanwhile, Maude and Oyzell had agreed between themselves that if things came to the worst, they would have no compunction about drawing attention to themselves and thus giving their young friends an opportunity to escape: "you must remember, dear Maude, this is like history repeating itself for me, after 75 years," she said with considerable vehemence, "and they are the generation who must ensure that such horrors never can be repeated, in our own world, if this one has already succumbed!" and Maude reminded her that they were actually of almost the same generation, "we were probably ages with them in '47," and that produced a much more distracting conversation about who might have done what with which to whom if they had all met up back then, and they were both giggling mischievously when they passed Holy Trinity, each scanning the church for any clues, but so far as they could see it looked much the same as it had on the day they had walked out of town on the Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne, "which was only about five days ago," said Oyzell and Maude pointed to the Services Board, "give or take seventy years," and Oyzell saw that this was the week beginning Sunday 8th January 1950!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 03, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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