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threescore

[three-skawr, -skohr] /ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr/
adjective
1.
being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
Origin of threescore
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English thre scoor. See three, score
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  • And, by now others having come up to swell the tumult, there were about threescore of them.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • He himself lived a little beyond his threescore and ten years.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • At forty, at sixty, at threescore and ten, let not an old penitent despair.

  • At the eleventh hour I and threescore followers will cross the nullah.

    The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
  • Baron Bredow had employed some threescore of Russian prisoners on his place.

    The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner
  • And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light fellows, who followed him.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Sort of insinuate the blow bore down on my threescore and ten year?

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • It is the same as that of the three and a half years, the "forty-two months," the "thousand two hundred and threescore days."

  • threescore, at least, and for every man, woman and child some present on the old tree.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for threescore

threescore

/ˈθriːˈskɔː/
determiner
1.
an archaic word for sixty
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