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:


"Constable Dunstable, run after Mr MacFarlanethe guy I just sent to the French Bistro in your placeyeah, him, ask him to pick up an assortment of croquembouche, C-R-O, oh, forget it, Deputy Dawg, you're now Acting Sheriff till I get back, don't do anythin' stupid, actually, don't do anythin' at all, please! hey, MacFarlane, Phelim, hold on, there's a few other things I want from the Bistro, oh, it's just an idea I've got, well, the rouille is pretty obvious, you've probably worked that out, but I also need a few croquembouche, I wonder if you can see why, any ideas? nah, not bribes for that miserable apology for a policeman, or his sidekicks, they're equally idioticthey couldn't foment Law an' Order in a Kindergarten if they triedheck, can you see them connivin' together to issue a parkin' ticket? imagine if your name was longer than Smith or Joneswell, yours isthey'd ask you to spell it, an' if the spellin' didn't match the pronunciation, they'd write it phonetically an' all you'd have to produce in Court would be your driver's licence to get the case dismissed, an' Dibble! he's about the most Pavlovian of them all: switch off the light, he goes to sleep, if the light isn't on when the sun sets, he goes to sleep, tell him to stay awake, he goes to sleep, give him a job to do, he goes to sleep, tell him to stand against a wall, he goes to sleep, he should get a job promotin' mattresses, the guy can sleep anywherean' does, most of the timedon't be surprised to find him snorin' on the doorstep when we get back, ah, here we are!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, September 12, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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