legends collectively.

1840–50; legend + -ry

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legend (ˈlɛdʒənd)
1.  a popular story handed down from earlier times whose truth has not been ascertained
2.  a group of such stories: the Arthurian legend
3.  a modern story that has taken on the characteristics of a traditional legendary tale
4.  a person whose fame or notoriety makes him a source of exaggerated or romanticized tales or exploits
5.  an inscription or title, as on a coin or beneath a coat of arms
6.  explanatory matter accompanying a table, map, chart, etc
7.  a.  a story of the life of a saint
 b.  a collection of such stories
[C14 (in the sense: a saint's life or a collection of saints' lives): from Medieval Latin legenda passages to be read, from Latin legere to read]

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Blood transfusion is itself infused with brutality and legendry.
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