From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Local \Lo"cal\, n.
   1. (Railroad) A train which receives and deposits passengers
      or freight along the line of the road; a train for the
      accommodation of a certain district. [U.S.]

   2. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place
      where the paper is published. [U.S.]
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   3. A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line,
      as contrasted with an express, which stops only at
      certain stations designated as express stops.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Local \Lo"cal\ (l[=o]"kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf.
   F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]
   Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite
   region or portion of space; restricted to one place or
   region; as, a local custom.
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         Gives to airy nothing
         A local habitation and a name.           --Shak.
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   Local actions (Law), actions such as must be brought in a
      particular county, where the cause arises; --
      distinguished from transitory actions.

   Local affection (Med.), a disease or ailment confined to a
      particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the

   Local attraction (Magnetism), an attraction near a compass,
      causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction,
      especially on shipboard.

   Local battery (Teleg.), the battery which actuates the
      recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as
      distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for
      the line.

   Local circuit (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.

   Local color.
   (a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not
       caused by accidental influences, as of reflection,
       shadow, etc.
   (b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its
       inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is

   Local option, the right or obligation of determining by
      popular vote within certain districts, as in each county,
      city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages
      within the district shall be allowed.
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