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:


Griselda Zingali stepped out of the Bakeria, carrying a pair of beautifully decorated situlas and walked over to the table, poured fresh coffee into their cups and then did the same at the other two tables where more customers sat, chatting and enjoying the balmy weather, and the man passing himself off as Phelim MacFarlane from Varietytalk about hiding in plain sightsuddenly became aware of a change of perspective, which turned the large square, with it's central plaza, containing a number of colourful flowerbeds and a statue of Hannah Barbera as a Greek maiden, riding a white horse with an urn held on her shoulder by one raised hand, and surrounded by an assortment of buildings in a variety of architectural styles and apparent usagesthe Bakeria and several other shops flanking St Zita's Roman Catholic Church, a couple of banks, a bookshop, several apartment blocks and a movie theatre, a bar and two dress-shops and a men's outfitters, with cowboy boots and stetsons in the windowsinto a bottle episode of a tv sitcom, the facades obviously painted scenery flats with nothing behind them, the gaudy flowers silk or taffeta, the people merely extras with no speaking parts, and then he heard the BANG! followed by some incoherent shouts, and almost immediately the crackle of Muddler's phone and a gasping voice which seemed to echo through the ringing silence: "we can't get in, it's fuckin' impregnable!" and if anyone had been looking at him, they might have noticed the tiny twitch of a suppressed smile at the corners of MacFarlane's mouth.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 08, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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