L for Lupicide – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 12.

Blurb & other Episodes


Lupicide must never obnumbrate probing. Quizzically, Archibald roasts executioners boasting, “Slaying those unwanted vermin, just culled wolves”.

Factors divulge xenogenous yearling killings.

“Garbed in zabra habilement?”



Habiliment                attire

Lupicide                      killing of a wolf

Obumbrate                to overshadow

Xenogenous              (Pathology) caused by or originating from an external or foreign body

Zabra                           small sailing vessel used off the coasts of Spain and Portugal



Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Lottery might have been a Layer’s challenge back in 1839, depending on the racecourse.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Larkspur (Delphinium species);

Distribution: northern temperate regions;

Toxic principle: delphinine, delphinoidine, delphisine, and other alkaloids;

Symptoms: burning and inflammation of mouth, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress, itching, cyanosis; one of the greatest causes of death in grazing livestock.


Word Links







The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.



4 thoughts on “L for Lupicide – #atozchallenge

  1. A little bit of everything going on here! Never thought about there being a specific name for the killing of a wolf. Saw some pass by me while on a deer stand back years ago. Hubby said, “Why didn’t you kill them?” Seriously! They were beautiful!! I was awestruck and admiring them.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!


    • Seems there are quite a few ‘icide’ words that aren’t used often. But tragic that there is one for killing such majestic creatures, whose territory we have invaded. Only seen wolves in a sanctuary in France – wild but in extensive enclosures.


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