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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Which was when Farrago was accosted by a florid American with a long patrician nose, smoking a cigar as big as an umbrella and wearing a top hat as tall as the Eiger: "aha!" he cried, grasping Ziggy by the elbow and forcibly shaking his hand as if he was pumping water from a deep well, "no doubt you are Señor Ummkopf, yes, of course you are, I've been following your career avidly, avidly I say, name's Tinkerman, you'll have heard of me, of course you have, Josiah D Tinkerman, President of America Inc, and I want to obtain that particularly famous example of your work, obtain it I say, and obtain it I most definitely will, for it has long been my ambition to site it in the Grand Foyer of Tinkerman Tower at Number One Tinkerman Boulevard, New York, New York, you'll know the address, course you will, and I know how much it's worth and I have in my pocket a cheque drawn on First International Bank of America Inc, for one million dollars cash when you present it to the Bank at Number Two Tinkerman Boulevard, New York, New York, I'll see a tinge of green on the face of Old Curmudgeon when he sees it, the Scotch Skinflint I call him, yes I do, and to his face and he can't deny it, why he only has a dry oatcake for breakfast, he's so mean, won't spend a penny if he can avoid it and all his philanthropic endowments bring huge tax deductions, man's a scoundrel, I say, a scoundrel, and I don't care who hears me say it, there ain't a crooked rort he wouldn't engage in if it saved him a nickle or a dime off his Income Tax, no sir, Señor Ummkopf, here's my business card, I'll have my man put it on the roof of the car and he can crate it when we get back to the hotel, now don't forget to look me up when you get over to New York, New York, that cash money's waiting there for you and if you open an account and deposit it, it'll start earning interest from Day One, yes sirree, Day One, come on now Hermann, put your back into it, that's the way, lash it down with those ropes, don't scratch the car or it'll be five cents off your wages, remember me to to Frau Ummkopf, and bring your friend too, the more the merrier," and with that, together with a great bang and a cloud of exhaust, the car, looking more like a tank, with Downcycling perched on the roof and the three mannequins' scarves flowing behind them, screeched round the corner and disappeared," and Ziggy looked at Dada, who looked back at him, then both began laughing and crossed the road to the Caffe Des Artistes, where Ziggy bought Dada a stein of beer in return for a promise never to mention the name Tinkerman in his presence ever again!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 02, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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