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(graphic arts)
A type that has thick heavy lines so that it has a conspicuous black appearance.
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bold font

A set of type characters that are darker and heavier than normal. A bold font implies that each character was originally designed with a heavier appearance rather than created on the fly from a normal character. See boldface attribute.

The Four Typefaces
Many fonts come in normal, bold, italic and bold italic variations.
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Miss Squeers, in reply, turned very red, and thanked God that she hadn't got the bold faces of some people.
We learn the importance of knowing and executing bold face cold from the beginning of flight training, but when you try to do these steps in less than optimal conditions, it can be easier said than done.
The vehicle features a bold face and striking LED lights front and rear, and offers a range of 2.0-litre turbocharged engines, starting with 138bhp TDI turbo-diesel coupled with a front-wheel drive, continuing through a 174bhp TDI and a 167bhp TFSI petrol engine, and culminating with a 208bhp TFSI unit.
Advertisers in this issue appear in BOLD FACE type within the main company listing and throughout the cross reference sections.
Chandler of telling "bold face lies" by misrepresenting her legislative record and of being heavily influenced by lobbyists and political action committees, especially when it comes to health insurance issues.
Other animal pictures which impress are Sue Blackwell's large, resting leopard (pastel) and Jean Webster's bold face of a Mountain Hare (watercolour).
Burton tried to put a bold face on things, saying: "There were some sharp words said in the dressing room.
Once all bold face was recited the cadet would state, "Refer to checklist," then pull out the printed guide and talk the briefer through whatever would be required to resolve the issue or to get the airplane safely on the ground.
"The problem we had was (the headline) was in bold face, and if (jurors) were even innocently looking through the paper, and it caught their attention, we have a compromised jury," Brent Boyer, one of Sellers' attorneys, told the Journal after Thursday's court hearing.
With the aircraft tow vehicle directly in front of the taxiing aircraft and multiple vehicles, ground personnel and buildings to the front and both sides of the aircraft, the AC simultaneously started a right turn to avoid the tow vehicle, and applied the applicable Bold Face steps which resulted in no noticeable stopping effects.
The collective Arab effort in the guise of the Arab League has failed to realize any softening of the mindsets among the warlords of Lebanon; Amr Musa, the Arab League secretary general, while trying to put on a bold face, lets a few gestures here and there that betray the stark reality of utter distrust among the Lebanese.The deadlock has to be dismantled before the Damascus Summit; HM King Abdullah II has embarked on a furtive effort to try and initiate some form of rapprochement between the Arab leaders who find themselves on opposing sides in the Lebanese mayhem.
The Sedici styling includes a bold face, boasting muscular wings with flared wheel arches and a large grille flanked by a wrap-around headlamps.