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:

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"Who are you?" asked Pixie, of the drunken derelict,

"I am a man, I'm just a man," said he,

"Why are you here?" asked Dixie, of the anciént relict,

"I'm the future, I'm the past," said he,

and then he launched into a rambling account of his "aventurine an travertine on the seventeen seas, across galaxies o time an past aeons o space, oh what wurls I hae seen an what scenes I hae furled ye wudnae believe, yer mines hu'nae the capacity tae comperihend, an iffen I managed tae inculcate ye intae the maist mysterious o mysteries ye coodnae tell a wurd o it tae ony livin sowel fer all the tease in chiny cups or coffy grunds in sauces. . . . ." and then he broke off, threw himself onto the ground and began to beat it with his fists, while Pixie and Dixie whispered to each other: "it's probably the DTs," said Pixie, "or Third Stage Syphilis," suggested Dixie, "hey, it might even be the Coronavirus, I mean, are we doctors?" which was when the man sat up, seeming to have pulled himself together and altogether much more in control of himself: "who lives here?" he asked, and Pixie replied: "just Goldilocks, she's the Housekeeper, and Mr Jinks, he's the cat, and Bow-Wow," and the man said: "I guess he's the dog?" which Dixie corrected: "she's the dog," and the man acknowledged his sexist assumption and then asked them: "and what about you guys?" and as one they said: "we're Pixie and Dixie, we're the mice," and the man suddenly and inexplicably roared with laughter!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, July 21, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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