Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5210
shrift, catloaf, cat's-paw, bluestocking
Silently easing the door to the lab ajar, seeing what she was never meant to see, Helen drew back in horror as suddenly it all came clear: Professor Bastet's bluestocking brilliance, her huge feline eyes, her strange passion for cats and Egyptology, the silent catloaf shapes which haunted the shadows of her lab, the contemptuous short shrift she gave to convention, the ease with which she duped her colleagues like cat's-paws, and now in the lab's dim light the nightmarish cat's head on human form--Bastet was an Egyptian god!
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