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old style

noun
1.
Also, oldstyle. Printing. a type style differentiated from modern by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs.
2.
(initial capital letters) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar.
Compare New Style.
adjective
3.
Also, old-style. Typography. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals of which some part extends below the baseline.
Origin of old style
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • He screwed up his nerve to write an article in the old style, and I helped him by acting as amanuensis.

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • Indeed who thinks of the 'old style' at this period of the world's history?

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • This machine is worth fifty of the old style vest plates for practical use, and you will say the same after seeing one.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • According to the old style of reckoning time it came on November 12.

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • The people like it better than the old style of Instruction.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Veteri stilo, old style, then followed in England and Brandenburg.

  • However, I think the old style of courting is the best, because you can generally stop a jag before it gets to the undertaker.

  • Johnson corrugated bars, old style, are used for reinforcement.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • To those who recollect the old style of dairy farmer the change seems marvellous indeed.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for old style

old style

noun
1.
(printing) a type style reviving the characteristics of old face

Old Style

noun
1.
the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar Compare New Style
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