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

  • When she turned, it was to look into a fresh, old face behind her.

    Four Girls and a Compact Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • "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
  • Her dear old face looked more mellow and peaceful than before.

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

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • Nicanor laughed low and softly, his keen eyes on the old face.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • His old face twitched and his eyes devoured the young lieutenant.

    Four Days

    Hetty Hemenway
  • He turned to face me, and his blue eyes were dancing in his scarred, old face.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • The smile of happiness it brought to his dear old face was on it when they laid him to sleep.

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