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Dolly. born 1946, US country and pop singer and songwriter
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a hypothetical particle or quasiparticle that is a structural element of a hadron, or strongly interacting elementary particle. The hypothesis of the existence of partons was advanced in 1969 by R. Feynman to explain the results of experiments on highly inelastic scattering of particles—that is, scattering with a high transfer of momentum to secondary particles. In particular, quarks can be regarded as partons.

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(particle physics)
One of the very singular (or hard), small charged particles of which hadrons are proposed to be constructed, according to a theory developed to account for the scattering of very-high-energy electrons from protons at large angles and with large momentum transfers.
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And Parton's men go to Walsall tomorrow knowing they need a perfect finish while hoping defending champions Berkswell slip up.
The event on July 11 featured the Dolly Parton tribute act, who entertained guests, staff and residents.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library was set up in Britain in 2007.
9 to 5 The Musical opened in the West End in February, where Dolly Parton attended the premiere and joined the cast on stage at the finale.
"We kind of adopted it around here and thought it was a good thing, it's something the boys can leave their mark on," said Parton.
For Parton, being apart from time to time does both parties good in the long run because this gives spouses something to look forward to when they reunite.
Parton was honoured as the MusiCares Person of the Year for her significant creative achievements, her long music career and offering support for many charitable causes.
Parton's enterprise now operates shows in Branson, Missouri, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Dolly Parton and Sia gave us a taste of the forthcoming film Dumplin' on Thursday night by debuting their powerhouse duet of Here I Am.
Parton will be the 2019 focus of Musicares, a charitable wing of the Recording Academy that raises money to help musicians in need through the annual star-studded gala.
Dolly Parton runs a literacy programme for kids, and when I was in the Cabinet she asked for a meeting with me and Rotherham Council (who were the first in the UK to launch Dolly's programme) to ask for funding.
DOLLY Parton is going back to working 9 to 5 after signing up for a long-awaited sequel to the hit movie.

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