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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A truly successful cacique, figuratively an inquiline, Diamond Jim had feathered his nest as any fox in a hen house (or was it 'ho' house?) might do, following the example of the Little Red Hen, to sow and reap in so many ways from his stately residence cum gentleman’s club, preaching family values to his constituency, and proffering gifts of scrumptious strudel from his grandmother’s bakery as a salvo for the bruised feelings of those who might be hurt by his tiny transgressions.

(by wordgirl)

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We aimed our latest salvo of salvo at the wounded ego of the inquiline cacique, who, despite his nefarious profession, burrowed in the respectable neighborhoods where he could find ample strudel to assuage his empty stomach along with his hurt feelings. 

(by wbtphdjd)

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My grandma makes the most amazing apple strudel (her secret ingredient: Metriocnemus knabi, an inverterbrate species of inquiline which inhabits the Sarracenia purpurea plant--it gives the strudel a zesty "crustacean" flavor no one else's has), and I remember one year, she made a huge batch of the stuff as a sort of salvo for Hyman "the Dredel" Turtletaub, the mobster who ran the Upper Left Side in those days: for as it turned out, the cacique's reputation had been tarnished by accusations of zoophilia (later proved almost entirely baseless, I'm happy to report), and only a sit-down "apple strudel feed" could bring the Six Jewish Families to the bargaining table to heal the bad blood.

 

(by saintdufus)
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