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"Score," as in "Four score and seven years ago," is from the Old Norse word “skor” meaning notch. The score is believed to originate from the practice of counting cattle or sheep; a farmer would put a mark on a stick after counting each group of 20.

“Score,” as in “Four score and seven years ago,” is from the Old Norse word “skor” meaning notch. The score is believed to originate from the practice of counting cattle or sheep; a farmer would put a mark on a stick after counting each group of 20.
Credit: B. Hayes/NIST

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