bold face


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bold face

or

bold type

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary. Compare light face
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of type) having this weight
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Noun1.bold face - a typeface with thick heavy linesbold face - a typeface with thick heavy lines  
font, fount, typeface, face, case - a specific size and style of type within a type family
References in classic literature ?
Robin saw that he was discovered, so he determined to put a bold face on the matter, and went forward with some smart show of authority.
At such a time it is sound judgment to put on a bold face and play your hand for a hundred times what it is worth; forty-nine times out of fifty nobody dares to "call," and you rake in the chips.
Well, at all events I am in for it now, and may as well put a bold face upon the matter.
You have done nobly," cried the old free companion, gazing with a soldier's admiration at the huge frame and bold face of the archer.
This roused my spirit, and made me put a bold face on it before Sergeant Cuff.
I shall put a bold face on, and if I do feel weepy, he shall never see it.
Losberne, at last: sitting down with a kind of desperate calmness, 'that we must try and carry it off with a bold face.
Put but a bold face on the matter, sigh, smile, flourish thy hat, thrust forth thy leg like a dancing-master, put thy right hand to the left side of thy waistcoat, and pretty Polly Gookin is thine own
If it comes to that, I had an aunt who died of cancer myself, but I put a bold face on it--" He rose and began tilting his chair backwards and forwards on its hind legs.
Miss Wilson felt like a boy caught robbing an orchard, but she put a bold face on the matter and said:
Kim felt sure that the boy had been posted to guide him from the first, but, putting a bold face on it, parted the curtain.
I kept a bold face before Lestrade, but, upon my soul, I believe that for once the fellow is on the right track and we are on the wrong.