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local color

1. The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it.
2. The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work.
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lo′cal col′or

distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality.
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Throw in the local color, wads of it, and a bit of sentiment perhaps, but no slumgullion about political economy nor social strata or such stuff.
"'Don't forget the local color!' he shouted after me through the door.
"And, Anak, it was the local color that did for me.
Well, I took my handful of copy paper down to the railroad yards (for local color), dangled my legs from a side-door Pullman, which is another name for a box-car, and ran off the stuff.
Of course I refrained from mentioning name or habitat, drawing the picture in an impersonal, composite sort of way, which none the less blinded no one to the faithfulness of the local color.
The cub reporter was an artist, and it was a large brush with which he laid on the local color - wild-eyed long-haired men, neurasthenia and degenerate types of men, voices shaken with passion, clenched fists raised on high, and all projected against a background of oaths, yells, and the throaty rumbling of angry men.
It was mainly what we know, including the fact about Will Ladislaw, with some local color and circumstance added: it was what Bulstrode had dreaded the betrayal of--and hoped to have buried forever with the corpse of Raffles--it was that haunting ghost of his earlier life which as he rode past the archway of the Green Dragon he was trusting that Providence had delivered him from.
Now it dipped into a gully and ran through a creek, and all the time the local color was inches thick; gum-trees galore and parrots all colors of the rainbow.
Axalta's plot in Business Park Medel is 12,000m2 and will house, once completed, a 7,250m2 facility comprised of office space over three floors, a warehouse and a new Axalta Training Center as well as separate mixing room, which is part of Axalta's direct business point of distribution, servicing both high-volume customers as well as local color development.
"It's purpose - driven, drawn to local color, my humble attempt to establish a first-class facility, from bidet to bed, in this part of Mindoro."
It would be better to have more magazines of distinct local color. It is therefore great to have Shinjin on the Joseon peninsula.

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