Definitions

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  • n. Hundred

Etymologies

five +‎ score (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Single-handed against fivescore, girt by the Arctic winter, far from his own, he felt the prompting of his heritage, the desire to possess, the wild danger -- love, the thrill of battle, the power to conquer or to die.

    The Sun of the Wolf

  • The lodges were forsaken, and the fivescore or so members of the tribe gave tongue to their folk-chants in honor of their guest.

    The Sun of the Wolf

  • So journeyed this strangely assorted couple down to old Fort Selkirk, then through fivescore miles of dismal wilderness to Stuart River.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

  • The players deserted the other games, and the dancing-floor was forsaken, so that all stood at last, fivescore and more, in a compact and silent group, around the poker-table.

    Chapter 2

  • Selkirk, then through fivescore miles of dismal wilderness to

    The Priestly Prerogative

  • Eir had already sent fivescore arrows, and she drew the last two from her quiver and buried them in a pair of icebrood.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Single-handed against fivescore, girt by the Arctic winter, far from his own, he felt the prompting of his heritage.

    THE PHILOSOPHY OF JACK LONDON

  • But tradition makes him ‘keep yatt,’ as he says, up to fivescore years. —

    Lorna Doone

  • Flanking and behind us marched the giant batrachians, fivescore of them at least, black scale and crimson scale lustrous and gleaming in the rosaceous radiance; saucer eyes shining circles of phosphorescence green, purple, red; spurs clicking as they crouched along with a gait at once grotesque and formidable.

    The Moon Pool

  • "You think that's deep enough down there to cover fivescore blades?"

    Scion of Cyador

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