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:



After a night of bloodcurdling caterwauling, the racist rabble of the region imputed that  the local population of allochthonous aliens with a host of horrendous horrors including child sacrifice, cannibalism and worse; the hue and cry of their growing numbers demanded death, until Crawford, decrying the crowds conclusion, confirmed the cause of the crepuscular cacophony was his own cat Cupid and his randy retinue. 

(by fdrisc)


Were you to arrive today from the time of the previous administration, the current caterwauls of congress and the press imputing the president for the “scandal trifecta” would astound as much as grate on you, for back then, no hue and cry, not even a peep was to be heard from them concerning: the Iraq War, the debt and deficit explosion, the Patriot Act’s axing of the First Amendment or the thirteen attacks on US embassies and consulates abroad; it seems now as if they have all just discovered some unfamiliar, allochthonous creature from afar, when in reality we are simply witnessing but shadows of an autochthonous beast with which we are all too familiar, despite the feigned surprise and hypocritical outrage.

(by Shortscribe)


"Is it fair to say that you are allochthonous?", the horse neighed haughtily to a group of camels at the San Diego zoo, but this caused much hue and cry amid the train until their leader caterwauled to silence them and thus nuzzed back at the horse: "Yes, but so are you, do not impute to yourself any autochtonous origins, lest I remind you that your ancestors were brought here by the Spanish".

(by Sami)


It was with a great hue and cry of xenophobic outrage that the locals imputed the disruptive caterwauling that they heard each night to an allochthonous group of people who had only recently moved into the neighborhood.

(by VB03)


Please, I would speak in my own defense:  you impute these crimes to me because, you say, my family are an allochthonous people, strange, unknowable and out of place, though we have lived among you for twenty generations, and in consequence, you run me to ground with a great hue and cry that sounds like the caterwaul of the devil himself.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 16, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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