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The word score is now used for the number of points that people have got in a game ... And in the Bible: “three score years and ten” meaning: “seventy years old ” ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-the-number-20-called-a-score

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it's "presumably from the practice, in counting sheep ... The first citation for that use of the word score in the OED is in the year 1100. I think they were just guessing about the sheep. 8.9k Views · 30 ...

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Of Interest: John H. Conway and Richard K. Guy, The Book of Numbers. New York: Copernicus (1996): 11. ""Score" is related to "share" and ...

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Meaning. The span of a life. In the days that this was coined that was considered to be seventy years. Origin. Threescore used to be used for sixty, in the way that ...

www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/british/three-score

What is three score (number)? three score (number) meaning, pronunciation and more by Macmillan Dictionary. ... He had lived for threescore years and ten.

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/four_score_and_seven_years_ago

In Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, he used this (at the time) widely known measure of "score," meaning "20 years." In modern language, it would be ...

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Nov 19, 2010 ... On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that would be quoted for centuries to come. But what do you really know ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/five-score-years-ago.1309818

A 'score' is just a name for the number 20. So 5 score means 5x20 = 100. Edit: Also, it's not that common nowadays, so I wouldn't use it that ...

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The English word "score" is likely derived from an Old Norse word, "skora," which was used to mean a notch or a tally in addition to meaning the number 20.