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  • Durjik noted wryly that although none came clad in expensive or regal garments befitting their station, most nevertheless bore themselves in a manner that would have permitted even a casual observer to identify them as belonging to one of the five-score families whose wealth and power had controlled the Empire for millennia.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • Joan, startled by the unexpected leap, saw Carin-Jama, The Silent, reach out and seize Sheldon by the throat as he was half-way to his feet, while the five-score blacks surged forward for the killing.

    Chapter 7

  • Lone Chief, his health restored, led a massacre against the Mukumuk village, personally killing their chief and shaman, sparing only five-score men-slaves and double that number of women and children as he and his men burned the village and returned to their own.

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • The winner of four Oscars -- his lyrics for "On the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "Moon River," "The Days of Wine and Roses" -- he could be considered the best lyricist of the last five-score years.

    David Finkle: Johnny Mercer, Lyricist-Composer-Singer, at 100

  • And raught not to five weeks when he came to five-score.

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • A good strong rain, with lightning and thunder, will reduce the effectiveness of the wizards on board the three oncoming Fairhaven ships, but it will not stop the nearly five-score white-clad soldiers from boarding the Griffin.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • Even after she died, at the full age of five-score and three, he kept seeing her about the corridors and shafts of Earthport.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • The village in question is composed of some five-score houses, for the most part the habitations of peasants, who earn their living by labour in the fields of the neighbouring proprietors, or, many of them, by the cultivation of small portions of land belonging to themselves.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846

  • It is indelibly imprinted on my memory in a manner which royal joy, fame, pleasure, and excitement beyond the dream of poets could never efface, not though I should be cursed with a life of five-score years.

    My Brilliant Career

  • Carin-Jama, The Silent, reach out and seize Sheldon by the throat as he was half-way to his feet, while the five-score blacks surged forward for the killing.

    A Hard-Bitten Gang

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