score

Discussion in 'WR Thesaurus' started by djmc, May 30, 2011.

  1. djmc Senior Member

    France
    English - United Kingdom
    Score also means a specific count: twenty. Thus three score years and ten means seventy. It may be archaic but it is still used.
     
  2. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    Devon
    British English
    It is commonly used in parts of London where "a score" is £20 ( but a Cockney would not normally use score to mean 20 of anything else)
     
  3. rhitagawr

    rhitagawr Senior Member

    Wales
    British English
    I wouldn't say to score in the sense of make a groove necessarily implied damage. If you want to fold a piece of cardboard you can score it with a scoring knife and then it will fold easily along the score.

    People traditionally live to be three score years and ten, i.e. 70.
     

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