Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 2334
verdigris, score off, salvo, effluvium
Detective Abernathy and his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Canoli, crouched atop a pile of refuse at the town dump, their noses awash in effluvia, their ankles in apple peelings, stoically combing though the garbage in search of the murder weapon and scoring off various possibilities from the list provided by the coroner until Sergeant Canoli stepped backwards heavily onto a garbage bag and, amidst a salvo of somebody's leftover spaghetti, there shot out the large, bronze crucifix stolen last week from St. Catherine's, its verdigris-encrusted surface showing blue-green amidst a shower of meatballs, tufts of the victim's hair still adhering to one of the arms.
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