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a traditional story or tale that has no proven factual basis

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a body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject

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brief description accompanying an illustration

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We must efface the legend," said Pittrino, in a melancholy tone.
I have got an idea, a sublime idea -- your picture shall appear, and my legend likewise.
worm' was a monster of vast size and power--a veritable dragon or serpent, such as legend attributes to vast fens or quags where there was illimitable room for expansion.
After dinner, over the walnuts and the wine, Sir Nathaniel returned to the subject of the local legends.
It was a hazardous, though maybe a gallant thing to do, since it is probable that the legend commonly received has had no small share in the growth of Strickland's reputation; for there are many who have been attracted to his art by the detestation in which they held his character or the compassion with which they regarded his death; and the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers.
Poor but honest parents--that is all right--never mind the particulars-- go on with the legend.
When we discovered that, that legend of our driver took to itself a new interest in our eyes.
This is most complimentary to the virtue of Prince Bladud's tears, and strongly corroborative of the veracity of this legend.
Nothing, my friends; at least of that which passes the limit of truth to get to fable or legend.
Before my eyes was a horrible monster worthy to figure in the legends of the marvellous.
But, by the by, have you added any more legends to the series, since the publication of the 'Wonder-Book'?
It is entitled THE LEGENDS OF THE RHINE FROM BASLE TO ROTTERDAM, by F.
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
IN Heaven a spirit doth dwell "Whose heart-strings are a lute;" None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, And the giddy stars (so legends tell) Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell Of his voice, all mute.
In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.