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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Most of the time, Yob lived quietly in a nice cave with a sandy floor and sparkles in the walls that glittered most delightfully in the morning sun, but every second Wednesday he got together with all the other troglodytes in the neighborhood for brunch, during which he sat contentedly on the sidelines, drinking mimosas and watching the youngsters dance on a rough wooden dance floor spatchcocked into an indentation in the mountainside, vicariously reliving his younger days, when he had been widely considered the best-looking caveman ever to trip the light fantastic. (by cusheamus)


The antihero's fate is believable perhaps, but this spatchcocked screenplay is short on exposition: it doesn't show how Colin, a young man when we first meet him -- a beer-soaked, street-fighting, womanizing yob -- grows into an old troglodyte, a relic who lives alone in a matchbox of a flat, sustaining himself on stale chips, old newspapers, and what vicarious satisfaction he can extract from the hooting and oinking sounds of the neighboring couple's bedroom escapades. (by Rudi)


Deep beneath the karst I chanced upon a crippled, purblind troglodyte who, countering my polite request for directions with the gratuitously uncivil rebuff 'Clear off, you stupid yob', goaded me into acting with the ascribed thuggery by spatchcocking him on his own greasy gridiron, suffering little if any vicarious distress during the leisurely process of his efficient if noisy disembowelment. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, August 02, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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