Before sitting down to it, he opens his corner- cupboard door; takes his bit of chalk from its shelf; adds one thick line to the score
, extending from the top of the cupboard door to the bottom; and then falls to with an appetite.
against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
"If he were Admiral Hawke he shall pay his score
," cried Silver; and then, relinquishing my hand, "Who did you say he was?" he asked.
The full score
of men shot three times at each target, and then three times again to decide a tie.
I have a dim memory of the foot of a Martian coming down within a score
of yards of my head, driving straight into the loose gravel, whirling it this way and that and lifting again; of a long suspense, and then of the four carry- ing the debris of their comrade between them, now clear and then presently faint through a veil of smoke, receding interminably, as it seemed to me, across a vast space of river and meadow.
With an angry roar the beast walked quickly in their direction, and at the sound of its voice a score
of others followed its example.
"Now," quoth Little John, "is there never a man here that will lend me a good stout staff till I try the mettle of yon fellow?" At this, half a score
reached him their staves, and he took the stoutest and heaviest of them all.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score
of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
And his cleanliness too!' said Mr Dennis, who certainly had no reason to entertain a fellow feeling with anybody who was particular on that score
; 'what weaknesses he's guilty of; with respect to his cleanliness!
There they lay in their triangular oaken vaults, each mariner a chiselled muteness; a score
of lamps flashing upon his hooded eyes.
"This more reverent title had previously been forced upon him by the religious scruples of the last newspaper in which a part of the work had appeared, with the natural consequence that when it came out in covers the country already had been flooded by its imitators with a score
of 'cynic' books -- The Cynic's This , The Cynic's That , and
No clang of bugle rose from their stern ranks, but in the centre waved the leopards of England, on the right the ensign of their Company with the roses of Loring, and on the left, over three score
of Welsh bowmen, there floated the red banner of Merlin with the boars'-heads of the Buttesthorns.