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:


The reply was direct, without nuance or ambiguity: kill Sclatch; so, as soon as Tim had left the river steps and headed back towards the Palace of Westminster, the two shadows slipped down to where he had been with the old man; all #1 knew was a searing pain as a throat punch smashed his adam's apple and cut off his breathing – if he wasn't dead before he fell into the oily Thames, he soon would be; at the faint sound, #2 turned into a Glasgow Kiss that broke his nose and pushed the bones into his face, which was when two hands clapped hard on his ears, bursting his ear drums, and he was already unconscious when his body slipped beneath the surface; the currents quickly pulled them both downriver and under the surface, where their stigma mattered not to the predators of the deep; the old man never liked killing people, even in self-defence, but he knew enough about the Secret Society these two assassins belonged to, to feel little regret – someone else could deal with their Spirits in the sunlit land where their ancestors disport themselves, for now he had other things to attend to; the 5G phone he had snatched from the second man's hand would provide useful information – but, for the nonce, he slid it into his pocket, climbed up to the road, and disappeared into the gathering gloom.

(by MissTeriWoman)


The young rams and ewes disport themselves in the sunlit spring meadows without a nuance of guilt or the stigma of sin.

(by Original Lars)
The Quandary for Monday, June 03, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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