• English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
    English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n localism a partiality for some particular place
    • n localism a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The local authority The local authority
Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick, about the center of the photograph Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montreal was named after a local mountain "Mont Royal."
    • Localism A method of speaking or acting peculiar to a certain district; a local idiom or phrase.
    • Localism The state or quality of being local; affection for a particular place.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine was the first local anesthetic; being used as such from about 1884 onwards.
    • n localism The state or condition of being local or localized; limitation to a place or to a locality; also, the influence exerted by a locality.
    • n localism Attachment to a locality, or a peculiar limited phase of thought or feeling growing out of such attachment; provincialism; in general, any product of local influences: as, the localism of one's views or affections.
    • n localism A mode of speaking or acting peculiar to a place; a local idiom, phrase, or custom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.
    • ns Localism the state of being local: affection for a place: provincialism
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  • Peter T. Forsyth
    Peter T. Forsyth
    “The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.”
  • John Perry Barlow
    John Perry Barlow
    “In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Virtue is too often merely local.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Will localizes us; thought universalizes us.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. localislocus, a place.


In literature:

In local names it denotes a ferry or place of boating.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
This isolation influences local variation among some of the birds found in Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Used locally for construction purposes, fence posts, etc.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Institutes in no two states are managed in the same way, but the system has fitted itself to local notions and perhaps to local needs.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
The local authorities fixed the localities for the camps and made all arrangements for their comfort on a liberal scale.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
The old capital of the country was at Bishnupur, which is still the chief centre of local industries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The same is correspondingly true of Local Apparent Time and the ship's Hour Angle.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
It is an expression rather of the localized application of energy to mineral resources by the people of this part of the world.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
A visit to Kioto, which is called the City of Temples, shows us some prominent local peculiarities.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Local legend has aged them considerably, for two hundred years is suggested as a modest estimate of their antiquity.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker

In poetry:

It might be jolly if we felt
Awe at this Universal Man
(When kings were local, people knelt);
Some try to, but who can?
"Friday's Child" by W H Auden
At local assemblies he danced
Until he felt thoroughly ill;
He waltzed, and he galoped, and lanced,
And threaded the mazy quadrille.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now, now I feel, and see, alas, too plain!
That there's a Devil, and a local hell,
With Demons an innumerable train,
To plague my soul, with whom I'm forc'd to dwell.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Arrived in Heaven, when his sands were run,
He seized a quill, and sat him down to tell
The local press that something should be done
About that noisy nuisance, Gabriel.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker
Now to the south he turns; where one vast plain
Calls from a hundred hordes the warrior train;
Of various dress and various form they show'd;
Each wore the ensign of his local god.
"The Columbiad: Book III" by Joel Barlow
Look deeper still. Dost underline
Most words in writing letters?
Or "Local" write on envelopes?
Say, ere I bind my fetters.
Let no false pity spare the blow, but in true mercy tell me so.
"Myrtilla's Third Degree" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

This summer's Culver Kiwanis Club car raffle netted funds for several local non-profits as well as awarding a cash prize to one lucky local winner.
The classes began at Pop Physique 's flagship Silver Lake locale but, with Williams' tireless energy, have expanded to locales in Studio City, Marina del Rey, the Westside and Costa Mesa.
Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities.
When your local news is neither local nor news.
This looks like a year to steer clear of many proposed State Constitutional Amendments statewide as well as local Palmetto Bay Charter Changes locally.
State and local law enforcement agencies are on the look-out for two convicts who apparently "walked away" from a local detention facility last week.
This local organic farm's where you can stop by to get a taste of a fresh, local delicacy: The mallion.
Despite all the talk of locally grown food and the local grub for sale, Farm Aid, in the end, is a concert.
Usually when Al Roker turns it over to the local people, it's actually local weather men or women.
You have to appreciate a local establishment, that whenever possible utilizes fresh local seafood, meat and vegetables and has a strict focus on being eco-friendly.
Reviews, local music news, rants, and slideshows updated daily in Reverb, our local music blog.
The Go Green Festival is held in April and October of each year to promote self-reliance , local agriculture, sensible renewable energy, and the local economy of the Ozarks.
Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36 Donates to Local Charities.
Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36 Donates to Local Charities.

In science:

The hard thresholding weights yield the na¨ıve local likelihood estimate where the local stationary model is presumed to hold everywhere in the local neighborhood.
Local likelihood estimation of local parameters for nonstationary random fields
The maximality of I implies M = clp (I ) so, by local strong regularity of p | I , we have (p | I )(x) ⊢ p(x). (ii) p | I is locally strongly regular and (p | I )(x) ⊢ p(x) implies that p(x) is locally strongly regular via x = x.
Generic stability, regularity, and quasiminimality
The ordinary local cohomology functor RΓI with support in the closed subset defined by an ideal I and the generalized local cohomology functor RΓI ,J defined in are characterized as elements of the set of all the abstract local cohomology functors.
Abstract local cohomology functors
From a modal point of view, Anderson localization means that for strong disorder, the eigenmodes of the wave equation are spatially localized in a volume of finite size 2 x, where x is the localization length.
Modes of Random Lasers
In such cases, the models and local models defined by Rapoport and Zink have come to be renamed naive models and local models, respectively, with the true models and local models defined as the scheme-theoretic closures of the generic fibers in the respective naive models and local models.
Topological flatness of local models for ramified unitary groups. I. The odd dimensional case