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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Returning to the station house, Detective Inspector Malroy reviewed the morning's work: he had writhed and pushed his way through a cacophonous ruck to locate the stabbing victim who lay cold and exsanguinated in his own parka--just another unremarkable statistic of urban violence --except, it kept haunting him, for the the distinctive murder of crows which had swirled overhead like a black whirlpool, and focusing on this image he began to wonder whether the crows and the victim were somehow connected to the bizarre incident which recently occurred at the Gothic mansion. (by mtc)

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Cacophonous caws swept across the somber sky and filled the heart of Detective Inspector Malroy with dread, but it was only after he had shoved his way through the ruck of people in the park – mostly homeless urban campers, that he could see the man who had been writhing on the ground -- but then lay still -- at the center of the crowd had been clutching a knife handle protruding from his mid-section, and as his hands fell to the sides, his jacket opened to reveal a delitescent gaping wound which had been sponged nearly dry by the down-filled parka, and Malroy thought it apt that a bunch of crows equaled a murder.

 

 

(by wordgirl)

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Precisely at midnight a bolt of lightning struck the devil-shaped finial on the roof of the deserted Gothic mansion just as prophesied, and instantly the house seemed to groan and writhe in pain; luminous deletescent spirits and goblins surged from the gables and parapets accompanied by a cacophony of shrieks and moans as if the very gates of Hell had been opened causing Pandemonium among the ruck of onlookers and amateur ghostbusters who panicked and ran through the woods, hellbent, helter-skelter. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Friday, January 03, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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