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:


At which precise moment, albeit on the other side of the world, in the offices of The Melrose Monday Meshuggener, Editor-in-Chief Hyman Z Kaplan sat with an unlit cigar clamped between his teeth and stared at his monitor and the article he was supposed to be writing but of which only the single word 'At' sat black and lonely on the screen, then, feeling slightly truculent, he noodged Hannah Manyanah, the newspaper's Friday: "hey, Han, hun, gonna pop down to the Pound Bakery, get me a rare Sirloin on thinly buttered Seeded, with Khreyn and dressed with luteous Capsicum, Escarole and Scallions, and err, a Cinnamon Cap and put it on my tab," and the gruff voice from behind the screen came back: "no speaka de pretentiousity, boss, whissat in plain talk?" at which Kaplan grumpily hissed: "roast beef, brown bread, horseradish, yellow pepper, lettuce, and spring onions, and, oh, hell, coffee, to go," and a hand came round the door, indicating a wish for cash to be placed in it and before she left, Hannah sang out, "and if they ain't got any of that left, Scotch Pie and Beans as per usual?" at which Kaplan hurled his mouse out of the window, and snarled, "Heathens!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, October 30, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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