Definition of Twoscore

1. Adjective. Being ten more than thirty.

Exact synonyms: 40, Forty, Xl
Similar to: Cardinal



Definition of Twoscore

1. Noun. (archaic) Forty ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twoscore

twonesses
twonk
twonked
twonking
twonks
twoonie
twoonies
twopartite
twopence
twopences
twopenn'orth
twopenny
twopenny-halfpenny
twopenn’orths
twos
twoscore (current term)
twoscores
twosies
twosome
twosomes
twoth
twothirds
twotino
twotinos
twoty
twp
twunt
twunts
twyblade
twyer

Literary usage of Twoscore

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1. Le Petit Nord, Or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour by Katie Spalding (1920)
"... a gale blowing from the northwest, twoscore small, unwashed orphans, and a burst boiler! ... twoscore ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"They came thronging up the steps, not more than twoscore, I imagined, ... But twoscore of such famished, desperate men, God grant I may never again see! ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"That which passes under the name of Theodore of Canterbury, and was of general authority, only prescribes a penance of twoscore days or a year for sorcery, ..."

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