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leg·man

 (lĕg′măn′, -mən)
n. Informal
1. A reporter whose job is to gather information at the scene of an event or from various news sources.
2. An assistant who performs tasks such as gathering information or running errands, especially outside the workplace.
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legman

(ˈlɛɡmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Professions) a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source
2. (Professions) a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office
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leg•man

(ˈlɛgˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
1. a person employed as an assistant to gather information, run errands, etc.
2. a reporter who gathers news firsthand.
[1920–25, Amer.]
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legman

[ˈlegmæn] N (legmen (pl)) → reportero/a m/f
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No one's passion, however, matched that of Gershon Legman, who played the smart, demented henchman to the more conservative bully Fredric Wertham, and whose Love & Death: A Study in Censorship (1949) is one of the era's most contradictory, ingenious, terroristic tracts, a superior read to Wertham's wellknown tome Seduction of the Innocent (1954).
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The book's curious title comes from a quote allegedly blurted out, at age 23, by Gershon Legman, a Kinsey bibliographer and sometime lover of Anai's Nin.
At the time, the folksong revival was taking hold and questions also arose about the authenticity of folk songs on radio airwaves and commercially produced concert stages (Dorson 1963, 434-39; Legman 1962).
He worked for the Art Center, and then he worked for the WPA, and he was like the legman for getting this person here
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For instance, in his 1949 study Love and Death, Gershon Legman reads Marlowe's "frigid rejection" of women's sexual advances as evidence that "Chandler's Marlowe is clearly homosexual" (1963, 70).
Tellingly, one of his closest associates, Gershon Legman, in a letter to Adelaide Roth, observed that her father's 'essential problem was always an attempt to rid himself of his identity and be someone or something else' (p.