Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5358
palpable, canary in a coal mine, ferrule, ochlophobia
Finding himself unexpectedly surrounded by a crowd, and with no other recourse, Oscar sought refuge from the ravages of his ochlophobia in a nearby coal mine where with a palpable sense of absurdity he came upon the proverbial "canary in a coal mine," a sacrificial victim the miners suspended in its cage with an iron ferrule to warn of an explosive methane build up.
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