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  • n. Alternative spelling of folksinger, someone who sings folk music.

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  • n. a singer of folk songs


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  • People who suffer from Huntingtonā€™s disease (such as 1930s folk singer Woody Guthrie) have many extra copies of a particular three-nucleotide segment (C-A-G) in the gene for a protein called huntingtin.4 Like deletions, insertions can range from just one letter to many.

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  • Somewhere I came across information that "Morning Dew" was written in the mid-60's when Canadian folk singer Bonnie Dobson imagined the survivors of a nuclear holocaust.

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