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[three-skawr, -skohr] /ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr/
being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
Origin of threescore
First recorded in 1350-1400, threescore is from the Middle English word thre scoor. See three, score Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


an archaic word for sixty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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