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Being three times twenty; sixty.

three′score′ n. & pron.


an archaic word for sixty


(ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr)

being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threescore - a set with 3 times 20 members
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
Adj.1.threescore - being ten more than fiftythreescore - being ten more than fifty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"


[ˈθriːskɔːʳ] N (o.f., liter) → sesenta
threescore years and tensetenta años
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It was worth while to hear the croaking and hollow tones of the old lady, and the pleasant voice of Phoebe, mingling in one twisted thread of talk; and still better to contrast their figures,--so light and bloomy,--so decrepit and dusky,--with only the counter betwixt them, in one sense, but more than threescore years, in another.
The trucks were all of iron, and heavy, and they put about threescore hams on each of them, a load of more than a quarter of a ton.
There is in fact a sort of harmony discoverable between the capabilities of the landscape within a circle of ten miles' radius, or the limits of an afternoon walk, and the threescore years and ten of human life.
And then they rode to the damsels, and either saluted other, and the eldest had a garland of gold about her head, and she was threescore winter of age or more --"
Wretched old sinner of more than threescore years and ten, if he had never known it yet, he would have known it in his heart of hearts if he could have heard the answering cry.
I would never marry after threescore, but live in a hospitable manner, yet still on the saving side.
I must have threescore cattle killed,' said she, 'and cut up into quarters, and every time I look over my shoulder he must throw one of them into my mouth.
Presently whom should he see but this same Will flying madly forth from the gates again, closely pursued by the Sheriff and threescore men.
The whole circle of threescore monsters seemed to rise about us.
Samuel Adams died in 1803, at the age of above threescore and ten.
Let me out into the woods and hills, where I’ve been used to breathe the clear air, and though I’m threescore and ten, if you’ve left game enough in the country, I’ll travel night and day but I’ll make you up the sum afore the season is over.
They reflect handsome faces, simpering faces, youthful faces, faces of threescore and ten that will not submit to be old; the entire collection of faces that have come to pass a January week or two at Chesney Wold, and which the fashionable intelligence, a mighty hunter before the Lord, hunts with a keen scent, from their breaking cover at the Court of St.