Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


"Won't take us long to reach Banbury Cross, what's that? yeah, she sure is, a good person and a dutiful wifedevoted, devout and demureand a wonderful mother, say, you want to come over to dinner tonight? let you meet a typical HB family at home, make a change from your researches into this case, I guess you've been interviewing Miss Monticello's family and friends, work colleagues from the Luncheonette, getting all the colloquial stuff, bound to be more colourful than Police Reports, especially from folks who know her. . . . .Four Bridges? the Service Station and Truck Stop? why would she go there? oh, yeah, I guess she probably didn't do a lot of cooking in her Trailer, so yeah, makes sense to pop over there, I never thought of that, what Rec? ah, the Recreation Area, yeah, it's a cute spot, with the Lake and all, I know some people like to walk or jog round there, but I've never had much time for exercise - time I've had dinner, caught up with paperwork, all I really want to do is get horizontal, read a couple of pages, sleep. . . . .Jessica? nah, she's never mentioned that place, I know she does Yoga at the Women's Group, they have a pretty full programmea Book Club, Baking Nights, Discussions, Art Classheck, some weeks she's out five nights in a row and when she comes home she's so pepped up and flushed, she stretches out on the living room floor and does her Meditation to unwind, she's some woman, I can tell you that, nah, I love my kids and enjoy helping them with their homework, getting them ready for bed, reading a story, that's relaxation for me, yepp, family life suits me down to the ground, are you married? girlfriend? no, thinking of settling down? I bet Jessica could introduce you to some of her single pals from the Group or the Catholic Women's Association, listen, if you want a good, decent, loyal wife, who'll keep her vows and never dream of cheating on you, Hanna Barbera's the place to find one like Jessica, I'll give her a call, ask her to set an extra place, she won't mind, I bet she'd just love to meet a newspaper writer, might even ask you to give a talk to the Women's Group, especially someone from Variety, that'd be a scoop for her, ha ha! but don't get me wrong, Jessica isn't just a Home-maker, she studied at Harvard Law andthough it isn't Yaleit was good enough to land her the job of Special Counsel to the Mayor of Hanna Barbera, and I really shouldn't bray, but Jessica could do his job blindfolded, standing on her head, and with her arms tied behind her back, and here we are, there's St Zita's, Father MacGimpsey'll be inside waiting, and see, Zingali's Bakeria, what did I tell you, it's actually leaning against the Church and if my cock-horse doesn't turn out to be a cockamamey fantasy, then the ambuscado's already in position and if they are doing their jobs right, you won't see a thing of them until I give the order, so why don't you take a seat at that table outside the bakery while I have a word with Zingali, how'dya like your coffee? ha ha, hot and black, just like me!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 06, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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