old style


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Old style (Chron) See the Note under Style.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Old Style (often written with a date O.S.), the mode of reckoning time before 1752, according to the Julian calendar or year of 365¼ days
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  • Karl Kraus
    “It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eald; Dut. oud; Ger. alt.


In literature:

No, that was old fashioned country-style chemical explosive.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The night was very dark: it was the night of December the 12th, old style, the longest and deadest of the year.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
It is old but in good repair, pure Arab in style, so he says, and only eighty pounds a year.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Red and orange and a style four years old.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
The year 1 began 16 July 622, Old Style, or 19 July 622, according to the New or Gregorian Style.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
First, on the 13th (Old Style), an unprecedently early date, had come a "terrible cold snap," lasting three days.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
I like to give them a hearty reception in the old style at my gate.
"Standard Selections" by Various
In the old style of ages past he waved them back with drawn dagger.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
The kitchen of Montacute Castle was of the old style, fitted for baronial feasts.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
In the old records he is styled one of the three "Gwynvebydd" or holy men of the Isle of Britain.
"The Hawarden Visitors' Hand-Book Revised Edition, 1890" by William Henry Gladstone

In poetry:

There was an old Shark with a smile
So broad you could see it a mile.
He said to his friends,
As he sewed up the ends,
"It was really too wide for the style."
"The Smiling Shark" by Carolyn Wells
You came in ones and twos, a straggling crowd;
Then suddenly someone mentioned a word:
It was the sixth of August, by Old Style,
And the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
"August" by Boris Pasternak
I have often been asked by the people I knowed,
To tell ‘em the way that a cow puncher rode.
Now them cow hands they didn’t all ride jest the same.
They rode a’most every old style you could name.
"How a Cow Puncher Rode" by Bruce Kiskaddon
And the Marquis lost his heart
At the beautiful princess' smile;
And the very next day the two were wed,
In wonderful state and style.
And Puss in Boots was their favorite page,
And lived with them to a good old age.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Where have they gone to? If you see
One of them anywhere send her to me.
I would give a medal of purest gold
To one of those dear little girls of old,
With an innocent heart and an open smile,
Who knows not the meaning of "flirt" or "style."
"Wanted--A Little Girl" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Make 'im a soljer, chum, when 'c gits old.
Teach 'im the tale uv wot the Anzacs did.
Teach 'im 'e's got a land to love an' hold.
Gawd bless the kid!
But I'm in 'opes when 'is turn comes around
They'll chuck this style uv rootin' underground.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

Crossing the Atlantic in old- fashioned style.
Anyone know of a source for these old style tires.
In Flanders , Belgium, cities have contemporary style steeped in centuries-old artistic tradition.
Not all of this extra-thick, protein-rich yogurt is made the old-style way, by straining liquid out of it it.
Princess Kate dons old dress, new hair style .
Old-World style and very nicely priced.
Homestead Gourmet Shop specializes in German style treats and old fashion pasties, for over 60 years.
Eleven pairs of the retro-style, size 9.5 shoes were specially made for the 67-year-old rock icon after his stylist called the Rockford company in September.
"Old school" isn't the term most people would use to describe Trip C's over the top rapping style.
Maybe the thinking is that it's an old-school style, but we don't think there's anything ironic about a cool looking watch.
Where does Old Style Lager come from.
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles laugh at Campaign to Fix the Debt's video aimed at young people, which features the 81-year-old Simpson dancing "Gangham Style.".
When the "Your Body" singer and her fellow mentors Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green selected The Voice 's final 12 contenders Nov 8, the 31-year-old pared down her typically over-the-top styling.
Tulsa's old-fashion ed new style is working.
Noodles 'n sauce served up Old World style.

In science:

This commonly treated as old style tuning, which should be avoided at any means.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
We provide a proof of our theorem in an old fashioned style.
A functional central limit theorem for the partial sums of sorted i.i.d. random variables
The old-style engineering option would be to replace the telephone link with a faster one, but information theory suggests instead the possibility of using the same link, but adding data processing at either end (data compression and decompression).
Quantum Computing
Students would become happy, creative problem solvers and would learn that true science, unlike the authoritarian science represented through the old teaching style, is a force for reason and good.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days