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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"Muddler's originally Dutch, used to be pronounced Moodler, my parents were from Pennsylvania, some ancestor was the guy who made up herbal and spice mixtures for food seasoning, or even those 'Love Potions' for the love-lorn, you know the kind of thing, anyway it's a name for a particular specialisation among chefs, like pastry-chef, sauté-chef, not that I'm any kind of a cook, Jessica, my good lady wife handles, that side of things, but I do know good food when it's set before me and I can saywithout any fear of contradictionthat the grub in The Chopstick's the best in town, so eat up, it's on me, now this case of the missing woman, we've got a description of the guy who drove her away from her Trailer and the witness was able to identify the same guy as Huck Hound met at the Luncheonette, called himself Dominic Doubledaystrange kinda name, you gotta admit, Doubleday, like Tuesday Wednesday, or Friday Saturdayand we've got him on CCTV all over the town, but we got no plates for the car he used and none of the local Hire companies recognised him when we showed them stills, so he remains our #1 suspect, identity still to be confirmed so far, but I've got a feeling we'll find him in Banbury Cross, yeah, it's Uptown, full of mansions, some great big houses set in parkland, but that's not all it's got, there's a little enclave of British folk and this Doubleday guy said he was Scotch, yeah, well that's according to Huck, but maybe he recognised an accent, anyway, that's my cock-horse at the moment and I intend to ride it to Banbury Cross, but speaking of food, did you know that it was the Artotyrites who used bread and cheese for the Eucharist? no? well they were Galatianslike in St Paul's Lettersand during one of the periods of unrest in the Roman Empire, after the Emperor gave the people bread and circuses to make them docile again, the Artotyrites were ethnically cleansed, in a word, they were packed off to the furthest part of the Empire, together with their sheep and told to bake their own bread, and they invented what I'm told are the two traditional breads of Scotland: a Plain Loaf and a Pan Loaf, both are white, but one is rougher textured and the other is soft and milky, and there's a baker's in Banbury Cross that sells both of them, right slap bang in the middle of the neighbourhood and next door to St Zita's Roman Catholic Church which is regarded by some as the last outpost of the Artotyrites where they still use bread and cheese and I think that's where we'll find this Doubleday guy, are you okay, MacFarlane? you've gone deathly pale, are you breathing? hey, Wun Tun! call an ambulanceI think this guy's either got Anaphylaxis from something he ate, or he's choking on a bonecan you do that Heimlich Manoeuvre?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
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