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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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