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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Now, just so you know, Henry's friend Mayzie McGrew was blonde and dimpled, which gave her a rather superficially angeliferous appearance, although once you realised that she had a tendency to sidle up to a person and blow bubbles over them with all the showiness of an hysteric, that was likely to colour your view of hernot to make you suspicious, as such, just a little less beholdenbut the fact that she was Henry's Associate and when you learned that they had worked as a team on umpteen of the biggest legal cases in Hanna Barbera, both Civil and Criminal, some of the confidence that may have slipped was quickly shored up and, so far as Pixie was concerned, when she gave him a cheese cookie, he was in her pocket, listening to Dixie outline their own first case, that of the Kidnapped Prince Kevin, the one that had been brought to them by Sleeping Beauty herself, otherwise Princess Lollobello Montecello, now reduced to working split-shifts as a waitress in the Luncheonette, and the way Dixie told it was enough to reduce a block of granite to tears, with all the detail about the Troll having moved back under the very same Bridge as he had been evicted from by the Billy Goats Gruffin their capacity as Enforcers for the Property Owners Association of West Hanna Barbera, not perhaps the most kosher of Landlords, but they kept their noses just above the legal waterline, although the tactics employed by the Gruffs were, in the Cat with the Hat's considered opinion, "shady, edging towards suspect, with a hint of sadism in the mix," although he didn't claim that the Troll, whom he knew as Godfrey, was always entirely innocentand then waylaying the runaway Prince and Princess and abducting the Prince to work for him in his Plastic Mine, deep underground, where he extracted the Plastic Ore which he then supplied to just about every manufacturer in the Tri-County Area who produced just about everything that could be bought or sold in that same area for just about any purpose under the sun: "oh, Ol' Godfrey's pretty rich, I'd say," said Henry, batting away one of Mayzie's bubbles, "an' that may be why the POA were puttin' the squeeze on him, but that's no excuse for him to kidnap this Prince Kevin character, why don't we roll over to his Bridge and see if we can sort this little mess out, without recourse to the Police Department and all the unpleasantness that can entail," and Dixie whispered to Pixie, "see, I told you he was smart!" 

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 08, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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