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old face

(printing) a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokes Compare modern (sense 5)
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  • "And Amelia," whispered the girl, drawing the old face down to her.

    Four Girls and a Compact Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Elsie slipped by him and knelt by the bed, looking into the white, old face on the pillow.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • She held up her face to the sky—an old face, with so many lines in it, suddenly smitten as with a death-blow.

    Hester, Volume 3 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • Her dear old face looked more mellow and peaceful than before.

  • But the sudden flash of joy in her old face was over in an instant.

  • She turned upon him an old face spoiled by the memories of the moment.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • Swithin reddened, a resemblance to a turkey-cock coming upon his old face.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • His old face twitched and his eyes devoured the young lieutenant.

    Four Days Hetty Hemenway
  • He is a diminutive boy, with an old face and facetious manner wholly beyond his years.

  • When I came back” (the old face shadowed again) “she was gone.

    Killykinick Mary T. Waggaman

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