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twoscore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj twoscore being ten more than thirty
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Usage

In literature:

During the descent we passed first and last probably twoscore of tourists, all on foot.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
But well-nigh twoscore souls had been rescued by him; and the Star stayed on through it all.
"Chita: A Memory of Last Island" by Lafcadio Hearn
For up that path were running twoscore of Lugur's men, while from below Lugur's own voice roared.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
Rob turned upon his assailant, now twoscore yards away.
"Robin Hood" by J. Walker McSpadden
The range was twoscore paces broad.
"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle
But that was when Scattergood's hair was touched with gray and his girth had increased by twoscore pounds.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
There go two, there twoscore in a whirling, scudding flurry, like a swift-blown bunch of autumn leaves.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
After one passes twoscore it is time to think of the past, not of the future.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Twoscore yards of trench were captured.
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
In one house, perhaps, twoscore families herd together; and, perhaps, not one of them is wholly out of the reach of want.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She was alone, at the mercy of twoscore of hostile Indians.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
About twoscore Southern towns and a dozen cities so far figure in the contributions.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
To think that it took five hundred men to capture twoscore patriots!
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Nick judged, in the rapid estimate he made, that there were in all at least twoscore of men gathered there.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
There were twoscore decoys bobbing and tugging at their anchor-cords outside the point.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
The rear was brought up by twoscore more and half as many dogs.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
He counted more than twoscore travelers who dropped into Shoestring within an hour and a half.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
About him were gathered some twoscore men and a few women.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Know that I have laid more than twoscore better knights than you very low in the dust.
"The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" by Howard Pyle
I knew and claimed you as you lay on the shore, a living child, among twoscore dead men, and none withstood me.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
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In poetry:

"More than twoscore stags have passed him,
Mark the number on his flesh
With red stripes of this good ashwood,
Mend me thus this broken mesh!"
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell