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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And, of course, that was when theyPixie and Dixiefirst heard the stentorian rumbling and wheezing, followed by grunts and whistles, whichwhen they tracked them to Bow Wow's kennelturned out to be the snoring of an inebriated derelict who, perhaps thinking that the kennel was some kind of Bastille, available to provide those in need and in peril on land or sea with a safe billet for the night, had tried to burrow his way in and only succeeded in getting his head jammed inside, while the rest of his body and limbs were sprawled in the yard, and found that he was unable to withdraw it and had given up the attempt, going instead to sleep until, with almost superhuman dexterity and determination, Dixie and Pixie somehow managed to extricate that head, only to find themselves gazing upon the guileless blue eyes of one of nature's Goldilocks, one who always looks on the bright side of life, albeit that his eyes, though set in a face resembling a lunar landscape, still had that twinkling innocence of a born grifter lighting upon two marks!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, July 20, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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