from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thrice twenty; sixty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thrice twenty; sixty: as, threescore years: often used without its noun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a set with 3 times 20 members
  • adj. being ten more than fifty


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  • Besides, when you have lived your three-score and ten, the last think you want to do, is rush the future.

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  • If three-score bucks have made up their mind to kill the girl, why, we can't help it.


  • Despite his three-score years, he had never experienced a village shelling.


  • As a Glos-supporting schoolboy three-score years and more ago, we had a fond enough affinity with our nearest neighbours to the south and north – we happily admired the bucolic likes of Somerset's Harold Gimblett and Arthur Wellard, for instance, as well as the class of Worcester's Don Kenyon and the rosy-cheeked persistence of Reg Perks.

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  • Texas demonstrated that they could successfully execute an on-side kick, so I have no problem with Alabama making it a three-score game. sym Says:

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  • The tiny room was shared between Van Horn and Borckman, while the main cabin was occupied by the three-score and odd return boys.


  • Nalasu was an old man of three-score years, and he was blind, walking with a large staff with which he prodded his path.


  • So rather than cut it to a one-score game, it again became a three-score contest, essentially putting the game out of reach for good.

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  • But aside from a soft goal while his team held a three-score lead, Mr. Miller remained present when his defense didn't.

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  • He capped a 99-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown, the last of his 18 carries and equaling his three-score performances against Florida and Troy during a brilliant redshirt freshman season.


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