• Fourscore


    • UK IPA: /ˈfɔːskɔː/


    From four + score.



    1. (now archaic) Eighty.
      • Authorized Version, Numbers IV:48: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.
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