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:


"She's gorgeous," said Pixie to Dixie, indicating the Gorilla waitress who was now serving a family of Penguins across the aisle, "d'ya think we're too old for her?" asked Dixie and Ruby interjected, "her name is Primrose Muffin and she isn't a full-time waitress, her day-job is a brain surgeon, but she told me that because she spends so much of her time poking around inside her patients' heads, she took this job part-time, on one of her days off each week, so she could meet patients other than as a surgeon, you know, get to see them as regular folks," and Woody remarked, "some folks think brain surgeons, psychiatrists, shrinks and other people who get involved with the private stuff folks think and feel, and what's inside their heads, are like witch doctors, or trick cyclists, but I don't think so, then again, I don't think I have an actual brain anyway to think with, knock on wood," and he rapped a staccato beat on his own head, "so, though I know I'm not a Scarecrow, I think I know that I am still but a country bumpkin," and Connor laughed: "mebbe aye, mebbe naw, pal, but ye've goat a guid sense of humour, which is mair'n me at the moment," and Alec turned to MacFarlane, saying: "you know more about Time Travel than anyone else here, Phelim—is that the name you're using?" a nod—"but do you know whether this chap, Muddler, they all seem to hate, really is a Traveller? have you met him before?" but Sir Parlane waved the question away with a little nutual flick of his hand: "only today, strange as it seemsand feelsand I first heard about him yesterday, from his wife, but she didn't mention any of the things these good people say they know, so I've got no view either way and I'm not prepared to spend an inordinate amount of time on Muddler, my only interest is in finding the missing womanLollobello Montecello, though that isn't her real name—before anything bad happens to her, and then getting out of this Loony Toons Toon, as one of my old friends used to call Loanhead, do you know it?" and Alec stared at him, either impressed at the man's coolness and nonchalance while a great palouser seemed to be building around him, one of those winds which, at this time of year, can fan the flames of forest fires and wreak havoc, and Macfarlane was at the still centre of it, or amazed at the unexpectedindeed, quite unheard ofidea that Macfarlane could possibly be concerned for the safety of another human being, maybe he should ask a psychiatrist or psychologist about this possibility: was Sir Parlane MacFarlane a reformed character? he almost laughed out loud at the stupidity of such a question!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 01, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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