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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"It's just occurred to me, Phelim, that Roger might recognise your voice, from your calls to him last night. . . . .oh! how did you do that? a paper bag? well, I'd never have thought of that, is it effective? my goodness, you're rightwho'da thunk it? obviously not me—but I must try it some time when the Mayor is getting uppity, I'll call him, say I'm Marina, tell him that Jessica has had to go to Dalgado County to see Mary Wheelhorse about another Planning Application but forgot her cell and can't be contacted and remind him about how poor the reception is out there, yes, brilliant, but I'll keep it for a time I really need some Me! yes, I now, you don't have to remind me how much Me Time I give myself at the Rec, but that's also Lolly Time 'cause we usually plan to be at the Rec on the same nights, and then go back to the Trailer Park for an hour before I go home, oh God, I'm so worried about her, do you think Roger might really have some information that could help? yeah, he's checking out that Mystery Man who met with Huckleberry Hound a couple of days before the Strike, I think Officer Dibble and Deputy Dawg have spent the past few days going through CCTV tapes, there was a good sighting of the guy at the Luncheonette and I know they showed some stills to Huck and he confirmed they were of the guy, so they know exactly who they're looking for on the other tapes, and they got statements from Georgie's Fan Club about that night, but Roger will know much more than me, so how are you going to play this? do you think I should just drive straight home? the kids will be off to school by now and Roger leaves for his office straight after them, so I'll be able to shower and change, do you want me to take you into town and show you where Roger's office is? yeah, sure, if you follow me, I'll make us some breakfast before we do, but I implore you, Phelim, you mustn't mention mein any contextRoger may lack imagination, but he's dogged. . . . .no! not in that way, no, never, not once, not ever has he tried anything like that, strictly Missionary with Roger, he's very Old School he'd probably consider it on a par with atheism or pandeismyou know, a kinda religious hotch-potch, with a bits of everything in it—OMG the very thought! if he ever did anything like that he'd have to have been drugged but then he'd rush down to confess to Father O'Toole, believe me! straight-laced, ha ha, yeah, very tightly corseted, that just about sums my hubby, Roger, up, but Phelimare you absolutely sure you were never Bureau or Agencysometimes you say things that make me think. . . . .oh don't worry, I'm just joshing you, it's strange but, though we only met yesterday and all that's happened is I've talked about things I never intended to tell a living soul, but I'm somehow glad that I was able to, and you are the living soul I did tell, and though a lot of it was embarrassing, I never felt embarrassed telling you and, if any of it helps us find Lolly, it's you I'll want to thank, how? well, I don't know, but don't worry, I will be able to show my appreciation for your kindness, your understanding, your non-judgemental way of drawing the information out of me, and your genuine, sincere help at this difficult time, is just caballineit's sort of inspirational, Phelimtalking of which, I think we'd better go now, I do have work to go to, here, let me give you a quick kiss, and please promise me: ex abundante cautela, I'm serious, so what's with the 'we lawyers'? oh, I get it, always using Latin, yeah, goes with the territory, maybe I should point out: 'braccae tuae aperiunter!' ha ha, yeah you looked, but of course, as a Scotchman, you should be wearing your kilt and you wouldn't have to worry about fliesor underpantsoh, get away, no I've never shagged anyone in a kilt, well, that'd be a first then, come on, the clock's ticking!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
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