Such “local colour” was unknown to Mrs. Radcliffe, as to Clara Reeve.
And it is in this respect that the local colour can literally be taken as local character.
At their side there was a pile of common shell and shrapnel, and with this, the local colour of the picture is completed.
Her great objection to Italy, on the whole, was its lack of local colour and character.
That local colour is never quenched, as human blushes are quenched at night.
Neither sentiment nor local colour suggests the prairie or the camp.
Solid pigment as local colour is a thing to indulge in only with extreme moderation.
But the local colour is inaccurate, and the circumstances impossible.
Now it is a notable fact that local colour seems most genuine to those who are unable to verify it.
I have placed a nargile in your hand, to add to the local colour.