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 (môr′tn), Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Known as "Jelly Roll." 1885-1941.
American musician and composer who recorded seminal jazz works during the 1920s.


, William Thomas Green 1819-1868.
American dentist who demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic (1846).


1. (Biography) 4th Earl of, title of James Douglas. 1516–81, regent of Scotland (1572–78) for the young James VI. He was implicated in the murders of Rizzio (1566) and Darnley (1567) and played a leading role in ousting Mary, Queen of Scots; executed
2. (Biography) Jelly Roll, real name Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton. 1885–1941, US jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter; one of the creators of New Orleans jazz


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1. Jelly Roll (Ferdinand Morton), 1885–1941, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
2. William Thomas Green, 1819–68, U.S. dentist: first to demonstrate the use of ether as an anesthetic.
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Noun1.Morton - United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
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John Morton decided to send off both teams in the 78th minute of the South Durham Bowl final between Shildon Railway and Brandon Prince Bishop.
JOHN MORTON, a highly respected figure in our industry and a former discussion leader at the American Press Institute, said in reference to programs at Poynter and at API, "[T]hese programs may not be sufficiently comprehensive or focused enough on managing people, which is the issue here." (The Newspaper Business, August/September.)
John Morton, chairman of coaching at the English Schools FA, reckons Tony Banks and his team from Lancaster Gate got their priorities wrong when they squandered pounds 10.5million jetting around the world only to lose out to Germany.
Standing in as a guest player for the Tyneside team, Tillside's Gavin Brown made it 2-0 for the visitors after beating his team-mate and league secretary John Morton 125-95.
John Morton seized his victim and threatened to stab her during a brutal attack in 2002.
"From the beginning, there has been tension within the industry as to whether to charge," John Morton, a leading newspaper analyst, told E&P.
Newspaper analyst John Morton, however, doesn't believe Murdoch's success is a foregone conclusion.
But Marconi climbed to mid-table on the back of a convincing 5-0 rout of Warbreck, Dave Carroll's brace being added to by John Harrison, John Morton and Darren Lee.
Five of the Britons killed were named as Patrick Cox from Co Durham, Thomas McNeilly from Coatbridge, Ronald Jarred from Middlesbrough, John Morton from Birkenhead, and Cheshire-based Roy Parfitt.
He beat Dean Richardson and the Casuals' lastminute replacement John Morton.
John Morton, of Syndicate Asset Management, who commissioned the poll, said: "Once upon a time, a million pounds would put you on Britain's rich list.
Industry analyst John Morton told Bloomberg that Buffett could be interested in newspapers' strong local position and cash flow.