What does "four scores and seven years" mean?


'A four score and seven years' is equivalent to 87 years where a score is 20 years. This phrase was part of Abraham Lincoln speech on November 19, 1863. He was referring to the 87 years ago when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
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A score refers to a length of 20 years. "Four score and seven years ago", from Lincoln's famous 1863 speech the Gettysburg Address, referred to 87 years before was the year 1776.
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