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dal·ton

 (dôl′tən)
[After John Dalton.]

Dalton

(ˈdɔːltən)
n
(Biography) John. 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist, who formulated the modern form of the atomic theory and the law of partial pressures for gases. He also gave the first accurate description of colour blindness, from which he suffered

dalton

n
(Units) another name for atomic mass unit
[C20: named after John Dalton]

dal•ton

(ˈdɔl tn)

n.
[1935–40; after J. Dalton]

Dal•ton

(ˈdɔl tn)

n.
John, 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist.
Dal•to′ni•an (-ˈtoʊ ni ən) adj.
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Dalton was gross, very gross, and I had no choice but to offer him my columns to reply.
The cap'n's been ridin' the devil's own pace," said Dalton the coachman, whose person stood out in high relief as he smoked his pipe against the stable wall, when John brought up Rattler.
The common sense of Franklin, Dalton, Davy and Black, is the same common sense which made the arrangements which now it discovers.
Tim Dalton and Beth Dalton-Costello, third generation Daltons', entered the family business in 1977 and 1983 respectively and later transitioned into owners of the business.