old face


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old face

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokes. Compare modern5
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It then became pitiful to watch that trembling old face trying to point the way of courage to the young one.
Porter folded his daughter in his arms tears streamed down his seamed old face, and it was several minutes before he could control himself sufficiently to speak.
"I am so glad to see you again, dear." She put up her pretty old face to be kissed.
Mrs Higden set that resolute old face of hers, and darkly nodded yes.
What a good fellow he is and how attentive, and how he remembers everything," he thought, looking at Savelich's old face, "and what a pleasant smile he has!"
"If I'd only the heart to throw up what's been set going...such a lot of trouble wasted...I'd turn my back on the whole business, sell up, go off like Nikolay Ivanovitch...to hear La Belle Helene," said the landowner, a pleasant smile lighting up his shrewd old face.
The old face, calm and pleasant as ever; the complexion, quite juvenile in its bloom and clearness; the same smile; the wonted precision and elegance of dress; the white, well-ordered teeth; the delicate hands; the composed and quiet manner; everything as it used to be: no mark of age or passion, envy, hate, or discontent: all unruffled and serene, and quite delightful to behold.
Ben Weatherstaff's crabbed old face was still wet with that one queer rush of tears.
That when my old face was gone from me, and I had no attractions, he could love me just as well as in my fairer days.
Professor Porter strove manfully to suppress his own emotions, but the strain upon his nerves and weakened vitality were too much for him, and at length, burying his old face in the girl's shoulder, he sobbed quietly like a tired child.
And then Perry turned and threw his arms about my neck and, burying his old face upon my shoulder, wept like a child.