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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The Bagman

On Wednesday evening, rather late, the Bagman turned the knob,

Pushed open the door, came staidly in, to start another job,

With wary eye and listening ear, he moved from room to room,

And reckoned if he was not mistook the house was like a tomb;

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do

 

Splashes of gore all over the hall bespoke of an awful sin,

Footprints in blood leading over the floor then took him further in,

On the kitchen table he saw a man who'd been hacked to death with an axe,

Some of his bits had been left where they fell and others were in two sacks;

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do

 

The Bagman gathered the spare bits up and put them with the rest,

In a strange backhanded kind of a way, he felt he had passed the test,

There was nothing quintessential here, it bespoke of a jealous rage,

But the Bagman's place is not to judge the writing on the page;

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do

 

Then out in the garden, on the lawn, he saw the other half,

A woman swung like a pendulum, puppified like a veal calf,

And as she was rocked thither and back, on the ever moving swing

She'd bled to death, so slow, so sure, an adulterous reckoning!

 

(Chorus) And it all makes work that the Bagman has to do,

Do do do do doodle-ee do de do

(by MissTeriWoman)
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