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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"Manageable?" asked Dominic Doubleday, a half hour later, when Sir Parlane had reached him in the apartment block where he was posing as Sigismund Humperdinck, a travelling salesman of Nordic furniture, "oh, yes," confirmed MacFarlane, there isn't a guttersnipe in this town, nor any joes hustling the corners, nor even society ladiesand I use the term in it's loosest corsetsheading home from discreetly pravileged assignations, who saw anything of the mysterious car and driver who supposedly picked up Miss Lollobello Montecello from her trailer that night, from which I draw the conclusion that the whole story is hokum, it's a smokescreen, a red herring, bait trailed so that whoever would be investigating the so-called disappearance/abduction would go way, way down the wrong road until it was too late, they passed the point of no return and just kept on going until; the whole thing fizzled out and became one of those tales told in empty bars at two-thirty in the morning and who did get put in charge of the case? only Mr Roger Meddler-Muddler-Fiddler-Faddler, the fattest head in the whole Tri-County area, the man's a nincompoop, in fact he's a pile of poop and the pity is his wife's the likely accessory," at which Dominic interjected, "if there's nae crime, whit's she an accessory tae?" and MacFarlane poured two large tumblers of Laphraoigh, gave one to his associate and indicated they should both sit down, then said: "a disappearance—but not a crimean escape," "whit fur? or wha' fae?" and Parlane gave a rueful grin, and pointed at himself, "me!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, October 23, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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