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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"So," said Dixie, thoughtfully, "what can you tell us about this Troll, this Godfrey geezer?" and Henry laughed, then said, "he's no 'geezer' as you put it, he's just an old Southern Troll, out of the Blue Mountains as I recall, his family went way back to the time before America was discovered!—as if it hadn't been here all along, needed some Italian to sail up on a boat and claim it for the King and Queen of Castile, not realisin' that Vikings had reached Newfoundland about 600 years earlier, but who's countin'?—anyhoo, Godfrey didn't approve of the Jim Crow Laws in those Southern States, so he upped an' came west an' settled just outside town, built hisself a nice Bridge Housethat's Trolls speciality, they acquire Toll Rights to a bridge an' they live right over italthough Godfrey didn't know it at the time, but under his house runs a seam of the finest plastic anybody could find and one day he was diggin' in his garden when he struck Lucky, you'll meet him too, Lucky Lester, he got hit by a lump of plastic that came out on Godfrey's pick, and he knew exactly what it was, so Godfrey and Lucky went into partnership, registered Lucky Godfrey's Plastic Mine and started to dig, but poor old Lucky got hurt when one of the tunnels collapsed while Godfrey was in town buyin' supplies, so Godfrey wanted to shut down the mine, but he was approached by a consortium of manufacturers who offered to 'take it off his hands' and when he found out how much they were offering, he knew it was worth twenty or thirty times more; now, Trolls are kinda sere, by nature, they ain't gregarious and Godfrey's no exception, but old Lucky was much more sociable, he had a wife, a vivacious gal named Dusty, an' they had three little girls an' a baby boy, but Lucky was kinda impecunious and hadn't made any provision for his family if he couldn't work, and even owed rent on their cabin, so realizin' what the mine was worth, Godfrey went to visit Lucky an' Mrs Lester an' he offered them a proposition: they should have Lucky's half-share o' the mine, and he would be mighty obliged if they an' the little 'uns moved into Bridge House, where they could all coorie down safely an' would she be willin' to take charge o' the house an' provide him with home-cooked meals an' mend his work-clothes when they got tore, an such-like and would Lucky become Manager o the Toll Bridge?; so that's what happened, Dusty Lester became Godfrey's Housekeeper an' Lucky minded the Bridge while Godfrey toiled in the Plastic Mine, with the help of any casual labourers he could hire, but accordin' to your Client, he's now kidnapped this Prince Charmin' an' set him to workin' the mine, but that don't chime with the Godfrey I've known for years, and look, there's the Bridge House up ahead, let's just take things easy till we can find out what's goin' on there."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, August 10, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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