Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1264
St. Elmo's fire, don't shoot the messenger, amerce, baksheesh
Gentlemen of the jury, the St. Elmo's fire even now glowing and hissing on the weather vane atop the court house warns us not to punish Mr. Harper for doing what was, after all, only his duty, when he reported that his employer had accepted baksheesh - in the form of cash and sexual favors - to overlook safety violations in the mine, for to amerce Mr. Harper would be to shoot the messenger while Mr. Snelling, the real culprit, goes unpunished.
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