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

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And MacFarlane said: "d'you want to know what I did last night?" which caused Jessica's face to pale and Ruby to look curiously at her, but without waiting for a reply from either woman, he went on, "I watched Citizen Kane on one of the cable channels in my room at Four Corners, and I enjoyed it more last night than ever before, have you seen it?" and both women nodded, "but you haven't recognised me?" which startled them, "don't you see?" he persisted, "look again," turning his face from side to side, then, "in the movie, Moe Bernstein, can't you see it?" and then recognition slowly dawned on them both, "that was you?" exclaimed Jessica, "oh my God!" cried Ruby, "but how?" and then stopped, because she knew exactly how and she became pensive, running possibilities through her mind like a deck of cards, but then became aware of him getting ready to leave, "no, I really should," he said, "Jessica came to speak with you, Ruby," and nodded towards Roger's wife, "but I hope I can smell you both later, maybe morning coffee?" and then, a parting shot towards Jessica, "those dorsal bruises, between your shoulder-blades, you should have your doctor take a look at them, I'd say prima facie evidence of domestic abuse, but I'm no lawyer," and he was gone, clattering down the stairs and they listened till the front door shut behind him, when Ruby turned to her friend, "dorsal bruises?" she asked, and Jessica nodded, "you know what happened with Roger and me before?" and Ruby asked, "before?" and Jessica said, "before I met Lolly, or at least, spoke to her that first time?" but Ruby hadn't, so Jessica cleared her throat and ploughed on, "there's a concept called participation mystique, which holds that couples, families, groups, societies bond together, without anything having to be articulated, spelt out, but it's believed to have developed in pre-historic times and is still around today, although modern societieswhich have different cultures intermingling, each with it's own distinct history and heritage—have to deal with different dynamic tensions than those in the past, say in our grandparents, or great grandparents times, ever did, although I guess, in the USA, those tensions have been here since the first Europeans landed at Plymouth Rock," and Ruby laughed, "and they're still fuckin' it up!" and Jessica nodded, "well, what went on between Roger and me, happened slowly, evolved, probably, from intimate play into something darker, and that look MacFarlane described as seeing on Roger's face, well, I've seen it too, and it's frightening," and she threw herself into Ruby's arms and they embraced with a resolved passion.

(by MissTeriWoman)
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