Careful Words

score (n.)

score (v.)

score (adj.)

  Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 7.