Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5420
ruck, swage, mimesis, skosh

Detective Inspector Malroy had driven out to the Gothic mansion, wishing he’d thought to put a skosh of brandy in his coffee, but inspired by the forensics report which had declared the murder weapon to be a recently made hand-wrought copy of a Roman dagger, which had brought to mind his grandfather’s stories of the smithy on the estate where he had been born and the family of master craftsmen who had created and repaired the wrought iron for the gates, the ornaments for the house, and the gardening and farming tools used by his own kinsfolk, with a side business in mimesis of fine ancient blades -- hoping that the swage blocks still stored in the old building would give him a clue, and he caught himself pondering, “How many crows do you need for a murder” when a ruck of the feathered creatures passed overhead.

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