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old style

1. Printing A style of type originating in the 1700s and characterized by slight contrast between light and heavy strokes and slanting serifs.
2. Old Style Abbr. OS or O/S The method of reckoning dates according to the Julian calendar.
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old style

(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a type style reviving the characteristics of old face

Old Style

(Astronomy) the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar. Compare New Style
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old′ style`

1. Also, old′style`. a printing type style marked by more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs.
2. (caps.) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar.
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Noun1.old style - a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes
proportional font - any font whose different characters have different widths
Bodoni font, modern font, Bodoni, modern - a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
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References in classic literature ?
November 11, 1620[This was November 21, old style calendar]
Nay, I will contrive some method to convince you of her attachment to this fellow." My lord made proper compliments, accepted the invitation, and then they parted to dress, it being now past three in the morning, or to reckon by the old style, in the afternoon.
Dressed with the utmost nicety and precision, in a quaint mixture of by-gone costume, with some slight concessions to the prevailing taste, which rather served to point the old style pleasantly than to impair its effect, she sat, in a stately manner, with her hands folded on the table before her.
The banded ones were all dressed in white gowns--a gay survival from Old Style days, when cheerfulness and May-time were synonyms--days before the habit of taking long views had reduced emotions to a monotonous average.
He'll flog them in the good old style! But for that there'd be nothing for it but to give it all up and run away."
That would sorter divert their own minds; and even if it didn't, it would kinder get 'em accustomed agin to the old style and their own kind.
When he went on next day with his half-breed companion, he said 'Good-bye,' taking off his hat quite in the old style.
Farther off was a farm-house, in the old style, as venerably black as the church, with a roof sloping downward from the three-story peak, to within a man's height of the ground.
They had come up the hill in the twilight; Bert was anxious to get as far as possible before he lit--or attempted to light, for the issue was a doubtful one--his lamps, and they had scorched past a number of cyclists, and by a four-wheeled motor-car of the old style lamed by a deflated tyre.
But it must be treated generously, and that is something the old style American farmer can't get into his head.
The fried rice is like the old style stuff they serve colored with soy sauce but did not exactly excite me as I was looking for bits of asado or macao sausage but turned out to be hotdog tidbits which what people here were used to.
When they arrived they found two residents, both in their 90's, cooking chips with the old style chip pan.