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How many years equal a score?

Question #96273. Asked by jak23.

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Jun 02 2008, 1:03 PM
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Score (definition)
11. a group or set of 20: about a score of years ago.


Jun 02 2008, 1:08 PM
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A score is twenty of anything. If you want to say twenty years you can say 'a score of years', but not just 'a score'.

Jun 02 2008, 4:18 PM
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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 comes from the Old Norse "skor" meaning a "notch" or "tally" on a stick used for counting. ... Often people counted in 20s; every 20th notch was larger, and so "score" also came to mean 20."


Jun 02 2008, 6:51 PM
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