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1. A reporter or journalist who is assigned to research or gather information, as at the scene of an event or from various sources. (Variant spelling of "legman.") Leg men from the local news stations were already at the scene of the shooting before the police had even arrived. I learned some valuable skills about networking in my time as a leg man for the newspaper.
2. A person, typically an assistant, employed or assigned to carry out various tasks, such as running errands or delivering messages, especially outside of the office. (Variant spelling of "legman.") I worked as a leg man for a number of years in the giant corporation before finally being promoted to a position with a bit more responsibility.
3. slang A man who is specifically attracted to or interested in the shape of a person's (typically a woman's) legs. Some men are preoccupied with the size of a woman's bust, but I've always been more of a leg man myself.
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Legman lays blame at the feet of Miss O'Hara, calling her a "Venus Dominatrix" with "one hand always on the reins, the other ready with the whip" and lamenting how many men she ruined, murdered, or let die: "Margaret Mitchell did for bitchery what Edgar Allan Poe did for murder--she made it respectable." To the unsuspecting, the "bitch-heroine" appears to be "merely an historical hussy, an exceptional vixen." To those who see her potential, she masquerades as a "poor, helpless, pathological case." Legman's sociological usage of mask is advanced.
THE "legman" for a shoplifting squad who targeted a posh store was jailed yesterday.
Gershon Legman, for example, discusses a crab in female genitals as a northern European motif of the vagina dentata.
(211) Discussing "sexual folklore" more generally, Gershon Legman notes that it "almost always has the air of being humorous.
This week it's that of Kenneth Libo, the legman to Irving Howe on World of Our Fathers, the definitive take on Eastern European Jewish migration to America.
If Paul and Larry needed something from outside--snacks, newspapers, cigarettes--I would be the legman. The hotels, you see, wanted their black guests--if allowed to be guests at all--to be invisible.
He is a fixer and legman for ganglord Frank Holland.
Gershon Legman, the folklorist of eroticism, is without doubt among the most memorable of these characters.
For example, he suggests the fact that 'Rabelaisian humour dominates contemporary world humour owes much to Gershon Legman, and to Hamish'.
Anderson's ethics, as he rises from "legman" apprenticing for Drew Pearson and eventually inheriting his nationally syndicated Merry-Go-Round column, would be unrecognizable today.
Both arrived in Washington in 1947--Nixon as a congressman, Anderson as a lowly legman to Pearson--and, although they met face-to-face only a few times over the next 25 years, they became mutually obsessed.
It is to be mentioned that 5 Pakistanis were arrested on the charges of carrying out terrorist attack at NATO forces in Legman, Province of Afghanistan wherein this connection Afghan Government could not provide facts of their involvement in terrorist activities, so they are freed.
Gershon Legman, who analyzes hundreds of jokes in his folkloric study, "Rationale of the Dirty Joke" (1975), describes castration as one of the three most feared topics of the last five hundred years of Judeo-Christian middle class society (the other two are venereal disease and homosexuality).
See the letters written by Miller to Gershon Legman in Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal (1 [2003]: 1-22).