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fourscore

[fawr-skawr, fohr-skohr] /ˈfɔrˈskɔr, ˈfoʊrˈskoʊr/
adjective
1.
four times twenty; eighty.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see four, score
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  • And if by reason of strength they be fourscore years.
  • To this he was steadfast and true through a life extending over fourscore years.
British Dictionary definitions for fourscore

fourscore

/ˌfɔːˈskɔː/
determiner
1.
an archaic word for eighty
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Word Origin and History for fourscore
n.

"eighty," mid-13c., "formerly current as an ordinary numeral" [OED], from four + score (n.).

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