Old Style

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Old Style (uncountable)

  1. (historical) The Julian calendar system, especially with reference to Russia, where it continued to be used until the early 20th century.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 16:
      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.

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