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 unnoticed by anyone except Simon, the young mining engineer mistakenly believed by Sleeping Beauty to be her Prince Charming, Pixie and Dixie left the party beside the Schola Saxonum Toll Bridge and headed back into town, but before they'd reached home, Pixiehearing footsteps behind themlooked back and was pleasantly surprised to see Simon approaching, and told Dixie, so both Meeces were waiting when he reached them: "where are you going?" asked Dixie and Simon told them, "well, Henry, the Cat in the Hat, told me about your friend Sleeping Beauty mistaking me for a Prince, so I thought I'd look her up and see how she's doing, is it far?" and Dixie looked around, then said: "well, that's our house just over there, not actually ours, but we live there, but it don't look right, see Pixie, the door's on the wrong side, it's gone sinistral, see?" and Pixie stared, looked away and then back at the house, then laughed, "that Top Cat's a quick worker, it's been turned round, that's why it's got the door on the left side now, instead of the right, and those windows are on what should be the back, looking on to the yard, not the front, I wonder what Cinderella thinks of it?" but Dixie wasn't listening: "follow us," he said to Simon, it's just around the block, and led their new friend by the same route as they had the stranger and Simon also realised they had walked almost right round the block before they reached the Luncheonette, but there wasn't much Lunch business going on, because a crowd of people waving placards were jostling around the entrance and the Meeces realised that they were most of the workers—all the cooks, waitresses and cleaners from the different shifts, gathered en masseand they were demanding better pay and conditions and being cheered on by another crowd, customers from the neighbourhood, with Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear at the front: "not a very quiescent part of town, is it?" said Simon, adding, "I don't see Sleeping Beauty there, you did say she's a waitress, right?" and Dixie nodded, then, "hang on, Olive our Secretary/Receptionist is over with Huck and Yogi, I'll ask her if she knows," and he scooted across the road, leaving Pixie with Simon and asked Olive, who looked around furtively, then whispered something to him, and he ran back over, narrowly missing being run down by a bewhiskered and tattooed leather-clad biker tearing along on a Penny-Farthing, and arrived breathless and in a state of consternation, "what is it?" asked Simon, "are you having a heart attack or something?" but Dixie waved the concern away, "nah, it ain't me, but Olive says that Lollobello Montecellothat's Sleeping Beauty's real nameis a turncoat, a quisling, a class collaborator, they're calling her an Aunt Tom, cause she refused to strike, crossed the Picket Line and she's in there now, the only one," and Simon and Pixie gawped, but then Dixie said: "and it gets worse!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
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