What is interesting about the following sentence?

"Furiously, in back of shut portals, one in four silvery equids is only hiding many extra tidings of meadows, somewhat more craftily than normal," extremely fat musicians cried enthusiastically.

This is not a "guess what I'm thinking" puzzle. The answer will be obvious once you find it.

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    $\begingroup$ it's less awkward English than some of the posted questions here. :) $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Apr 30, 2015 at 19:34
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    $\begingroup$ so to answer my own queried form answer from a previous query. Rand is feeling crazy. $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ Seems similar to your French killer. What language is it today :D? $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ There is no letter "p" and no "z" in the whole phrase! $\endgroup$
    – leoll2
    Apr 30, 2015 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ Useless facts! 29 words made of 159 alphabet characters. 55 syllables. 100 consonants and 59 vowels (93 and 66 if Y is a vowel). The first letter of each word spells FIBOSPOIFSEIOHMETOMSMCTNEFMCE. The last letters spell YNKFTSENRYSSYGYASFSTEYNLYTSDY. The little dot over the lowercase i & j is called a tittle. The first ever air-to-ground radio message was, "Roy, come and get this goddamn cat." $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:20

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Synonyms form a sentence that is

in alphabetical order

I'm not sure this is quite right, but here's what I think:

"Angrily, behind closed doors, every fourth gray horse is just keeping lots more news of pastures quiet rather sneakier than usual," very wide xylophonists yelled zealously.

  • $\begingroup$ Might be worth trying to look up song lyrics that would fit this. $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Spacemonkey, Radio Head - "Roy, come and get this goddamn cat." (Their unreleased single inspired by science and Engineer Toast!) $\endgroup$
    – Mark N
    Apr 30, 2015 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ Bravo! I had "slylier", "weighty", "yelped", and "zestfully", but doesn't matter - yours works just as well. Congratulations :-) $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:31
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    $\begingroup$ The trickiest part was realizing that "keeping quiet" was the correct synonym for "hiding", because the two words straddle the phrase in between them rather than being grouped together. Really fun puzzle, though, I love puzzles that have more to solve once you figure out the "trick"! $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ Xylophonists is not a synonym for musicians :P $\endgroup$ May 1, 2015 at 12:16

I'm ignoring some clues here, but here's my guess

It's a violin

There's my reasoning

Four fat cat musicians - The strings of a violin are traditionally made from the gut of some kind of animal. Often falsely thought to be cat gut. The bow string for classical stringed instruments is typically made from horse hair (usually tail), so that could be the whole 'equid' statement.

  • $\begingroup$ But the question wasn't a riddle! $\endgroup$ May 1, 2015 at 9:28
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    $\begingroup$ Then I'm incorrect. Oh well. $\endgroup$
    – AJFaraday
    May 1, 2015 at 10:18

I think that:

You used every different type of word in the English language.

Or that;

Every type of grammatically correct ... uhm.. grammar thingy .. was used.

For every

Noun there is a adverb and adjective describing it.

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    $\begingroup$ What??? This isn't very precise (and is way off, actually). From the OP: "The answer will be obvious once you find it." $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:14
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    $\begingroup$ Grasping at straws.. I may need another cup of coffee $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2015 at 20:55

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