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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Missouri near the Kansas border west of Springfield. It was founded in 1839. Population: 48,000.
  • Joplin, Scott 1868-1917. American pianist and composer known for his ragtime works, including "Maple Leaf Rag” (1899) and the opera Treemonisha (1911).

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  • n. United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
  • n. United States composer who was the first creator of ragtime to write down his compositions (1868-1917)

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