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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After receiving his instructions from Teri, Bernie managed to surreptitiously find a map of the local area in the Aunties' Library and slip it into his coat pocket, only studying it once he was clear of the House, but he quickly identified his route: 'From the golden calf go where you may be smoked out, or rested, cross over a warmed-up ghost and when you encounter the hills' name, take a roonaboot road for a short-cut, to cross a road and follow the finger to Prior Barney's bull where a smorgasbord awaits us!' and he ticked off the clues as he walked: "Melrose, I can work out the meaning from Old Scots, a blasted heath, a good sounding name belying it's ancient appearance; a crematorium, then a graveyard, yes, here it is, Waird's Cemetery, and the footpath crosses a Bogle Burn, ha ha, beware the Bogeyman, then goes to a village called Eildon, like the Three Hills," on the map the roonaboot road twisted through the village and then descended to the A68 road just shy of the River Tweed, and across it he went, finding a Finger-post that pointed him towards Old Melrose, "aha! that's where the name originated then, and Prior Barney? probably because ancient monks must have built themselves a House here, that preceded the present Abbey, and bull, because it was surely pretty bad back then, low lying, probably marshy in the crook of the river, a breeding-ground for midges, to make the monks move a couple of miles upstream, so the location was the crux of the matter, but who can be there to provide this spread we are promised?" and he was still mulling that over when he saw the sign for Old Melrose Tearoom and with a big grin on his face, he lengthened his stride!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, June 22, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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