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- n. Low grade or coarse flour; coarse wheat mixed with bran.
- n. The part of a pig between the shoulder and the ham.
- n. Partially refined ore or petroleum.
- n. Commodities that are of intermediate price, size or quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A combination of the coarser parts of ground wheat the finest bran, separated from the fine flour and coarse bran in bolting; -- formerly regarded as valuable only for feed; but now, after separation of the bran, used for making the best quality of flour. Middlings contain a large proportion of gluten.
- n.pl. In the southern and western parts of the United States, the portion of the hog between the ham and the shoulder; bacon; -- called also middles.
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On the spare-rib and chine there is but little meat, and the pieces called middlings consist almost entirely of fat.
Some of these are made of the waste of flouring mills, known as "middlings,"
Toppings are actually "middlings" in a Chicago deep dish.
"middlings" and a double handful of the meat scraps bought especially for the ducks.
"middlings" for pancakes at home, when her mother was tired of buckwheat.
"middlings" if you can possibly get them; they contain the best elements of wheat.
Looking again at the first five ingredients in the three recalled dog foods, we see wheat middlings, rice bran, more corn in the form of corn gluten meal, sorghum, still more corn meal, and brewers rice.
Both kinds contained, besides the dried fish (or meat) and lard, a certain proportion of dried milk and middlings.
Goriot was an authority second to none on all questions relating to corn, flour, and “middlings”; and the production, storage, and quality of grain.
Mechanized Jigs operate efficiently only when the extraction of concentrate and middlings occurs so as to ensure a continuous operation.
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