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Historical Note on Score
Biblical language often uses the word score when discussing ages:
- The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
- -- Psalm $90$: $10$
The term a score or scores is used in colloquial language to mean a moderately large number.
- 1986: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers ... (previous) ... (next): $20$
- 1997: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $20$