Definitions

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  • n. One hundred and forty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I'll take sevenscore, and leave you three," Anna said, "if you send out a message today summoning armsmen from Elheld."

    Darksong Rising

  • He kept sevenscore servants, and his twelve days 'feasts at Christmas recalled the bountiful celebrations of the "King of the Peak," Sir

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • These were followed by sevenscore archers clad in their bravest Lincoln green, and with their new bows unstrung in token of peace.

    Robin Hood

  • "Aye, my lord King!" burst from sevenscore throats at once.

    Robin Hood

  • Soon there came a company of yeomen with its leader, and another, and a third, and a fourth, till there were sevenscore yeomen in sight.

    Robin Hood

  • Doncaster -- he who was the jolliest cobbler for miles around -- until it now numbered a full sevenscore of men; seven companies each with its stout lieutenant serving under Robin Hood.

    Robin Hood

  • The old men lived beyond their sevenscore years --

    Days of the Discoverers

  • Through sevenscore years and ten of thine eternal youth --

    The Poems of Henry Van Dyke

  • Branwen, which was the third unhappy blow of this Island; and concerning the entertainment of Bran, when the hosts of sevenscore countries and ten went over to Ireland, to revenge the blow given to Branwen; and concerning the seven years 'banquet in Harlech, and the singing of the birds of Rhiannon, and the sojourning of the head for the space of fourscore years.

    The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • Then he clapped his horn to his lips and blew three blasts right loudly, and presently his good yeomen came running through the greenwood until sevenscore bold blades were gathered around him.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

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