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- (now archaic) Eighty.
- Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.
- 1863, Abraham Lincoln, ‘Gettysburg Address’:
- Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- 1914, Saki, ‘The Cobweb’, Beasts and Superbeasts:
- Old Martha was standing at a table trussing a pair of chickens for the market stall as she had trussed them for nearly fourscore years.