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 that was when the idea came to Pixiethe truth is always cognizable!—and he communicated it swiftly to Dixie, who scoffed at first, and Simon, whose eyes brightened as he understood the implication, so the three casually withdrew from the melee around the front of the Luncheonette and made their way to the rear, where the windows of the kitchen and other facilities were, and there they saw the unscrupulous boss, 'Lugless' Douglas Fairpants, former child star of such forgotten single-reelers as Laddie goes Walkies in the Park, Rin-Tin-Bin Saves Custard at the Big Little Horn and She Wore a Pink Ribbon in her Garter, up to his elbows in the sewage run-off, hauling out lumps of the fatberg which had accumulated over 15 years of fast food and slow maintenance and quietly let themselves in by the kitchen door, and in the main diner they found Lollobello, tied to a bench, struggling helplessly against the bonds which Fairpants, with her own clothes and apron, had used to bind her and when she saw them it was Simon who silentlydemonstrating an unusually expressive talent for mimebut effectively, urged her not to cry out, lest the yeveras he aptly, with hands and feet, described the gluttonous boss, causing Dixie to wonder if he was signing in Yiddishshould overhear, and she mouthed: "he's caught some strange disease, kinda zoonosis, from the dreadful waste disposal system he put in, the cheapskate refused to hire a Union Plumber, did it all himself and he's scared the Inspectors who're due tomorrow will connect him with the deaths of at least fifteen patrons and another fifty who're sick in hospital right now and throw the book at him for causin' a Pandemic, so he fired the entire crew 'cept me, made up some cockamamey story about me stealin' Caroli Neroli's family formula to divide an' rule the staff, the creep! an' to keep everybody out while he tries to get rid of the evidence, you gotta blow the whistle, guys, get the cops here and that fat bastard thrown in gaol, I'm beggin' you!' all without uttering a single word, but thanks to her mobile lips, eyes, eyebrows, nose, ears, chin and the dimples on her cheeks, her three rescuers got it all, so Pixie ran off PDQ to summon HBPD while Simon and Dixie worked feverishly to free the damsel from her dress before Fairpants should return, but the question in all their minds was: is this a two-reeler and is there time for a happy ending?

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, August 17, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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