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  • A young fellow learns more there in an hour than by poring over books for half-a-score of years.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • As for Nora and Castle Brady, between today and yesterday there seemed to be a gap as of half-a-score of years.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Mrs Dale told herself half-a-score of times that morning that she could not be justified in keeping the letter from her daughter.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • That I should feel self-respect as a result of killing almost half-a-score of my fellow human beings was a mark of what I had become since my capture by the Nazis.

    The Dreamthief's Daughter

  • Splash and burble echoed softly from half-a-score fountains, scattered among fig tree and flowering plants and alabaster statuary.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • Splash and burble echoed softly from half-a-score fountains, scattered among fig trees and flowering plants and alabaster statuary.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • Close behind their arrows came half-a-score Hyrkanians, waving short horn bows and curved yataghans as they ran.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Close behind their arrows came half-a-score Hyrkanians, waving short horn bows and curved yataghans as they ran.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Washington had to treat half-a-score, more or less, of administrative ills.

    Washington

  • The Army must be increased to 110 battalions, the artillery enlarged, a corps of engineers established—half-a-score changes must be made at once if the new Army was to be recruited or be efficient when created.

    Washington

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