Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Eight times twenty; one hundred and sixty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Eight times twenty; a hundred and sixty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic One hundred and sixty (160).

Etymologies

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eight +‎ score

Examples

  • "Probably eightscore men of all ages," Lorn muses aloud.

    Scion of Cyador

  • How could he deal with close to eightscore lancers who knew how to avoid firebolts?

    Colors of Chaos

  • Then the best archers of the band set up a small wand at eightscore paces distant, and thereon they affixed a wreath of green.

    Robin Hood

  • Our company had been organized at Council Grove -- three trains of twenty-six wagons each, drawn by three or four spans of mules or yoke of oxen, guarded by eightscore of "bull-whackers."

    Vanguards of the Plains

  • Then the King muttered in his beard, "Now, blessed Saint Hubert, if thou wilt but jog that rogue's elbow so as to make him smite even the second ring, I will give eightscore waxen candles three fingers'-breadth in thickness to thy chapel nigh Matching."

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Murtough proceeded to Ard-Macha, and left eight ounces of gold upon the altar, and promised eightscore cows.

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • Whose throne has stood firm through his eightscore of years,

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Complete

  • Whose throne has stood firm through his eightscore of years,

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Volume 07: Songs of Many Seasons

  • So when the queen had mayed, and all were bedecked with herbs, mosses, and flowers in the best manner and freshest, right then came out of a wood Sir Maleagans with eightscore men well harnessed, and bade the queen and her knights yield them prisoners.

    The Age of Fable

  • Then came into the field the king of North Wales, with eightscore helms, and King

    The Age of Fable

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