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Joplin

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noun
  1. Scott,1868–1917, U.S. ragtime pianist and composer.
  2. a city in SW Missouri.
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  • On landing, Joplin scuttled and sunk the ferry-flat, to cut off pursuit.

  • During 1911 the average price paid in the Joplin District was $41.45.

    The Business of Mining

    Arthur J. Hoskin

  • Still, when we reached Bessietown, where we struck the steam-cars, the Joplin crowd broke for the train on a run.

  • Madeira was at the stone steps of the Joplin house, and the girl took his arm and climbed the steps with him.

  • From the Joplin stretch as a nucleus, lines of development have been steadily projected since 1874 to this day.


British Dictionary definitions for joplin

Joplin

noun
  1. Janis 1943–70, US rock singer, noted for her hoarse and passionate style. Her albums include Cheap Thrills (1968) and Pearl (1971)
  2. Scott 1868–1917, US pianist and composer: creator of ragtime
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