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:


"Coffee and fresh baked bread, old man Zingalihe's 82 and still comes in every morning at 5am to start his preptold me that when he was at the door this morning, he saw Father MacGimpsey at the church door and he called out: 'early start for you too, Father?' and MacGimpsey calls back, 'no way, Joe, I'm just finished from yesterday!' that man's a Saint, he'd been out through the night, calling on the sick and invalid, hearing Confession from folks who can't make it to Saint Zita'snot that they'd have a lot to confess, other than impure thoughtsbut he deserves all the plaudits he gets, you know when you look around HB and especially neighbourhoods like Banbury Cross, you wonder about all those dystopian, Ballardian writers, and ask yourself, 'what kind of jaundiced eye do they have, to perceive the kind of future they write about?' hold on, that's my phone: hey Captain, how's it looking? got him on a spit, eh? you sure he's in there? excellent, okay, let me know five before Crosshairs, that's the name of the operation, Crosshairs, but don't worry, we'll be safe here, you'll only get a delibation of what happens, a smidgeon, probably hear some shoutingno, shouting, not shooting, I hopeand maybe the crash when the Unit batters the door down and, if everything is as we expect, the first you'll see is when a Paddy Wagon comes in that way and pulls up over there, and they hope to bring friend Doubleday out that door, the green one, beside the Pharmacy, and then we cam tail them back down to the Precinct, where he'll be booked in and then I'll get a chance to interrogate the rat! lovely bread, ain't it to die for?"

(by MissTeriWoman)


Toby looked at the spit in the glass he was handed, a disgusting delibation, as Jebby hissed at him, 'For this Ballardian audience this is a plaudit, drink it!' 
(by Fictionaal)
The Quandary for Monday, September 07, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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