• 15 Middle lap
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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Middlings 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.
    • Middlings 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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Additional illustrations & photos:

Middle-aged Novice Middle-aged Novice
Finding the middle Finding the middle
SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range:...
You better take a fresh middle You better take a fresh middle
Middling purifier Middling purifier
Map Illustrating the Struggle for the Hudson River and the Middle States Map Illustrating the Struggle for the Hudson River and the Middle States

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
    • n.pl Middlings the coarser part of ground wheat
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  • Carl Jung
    “From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.”
  • Ovid
    “You will go most safely in the middle.”
  • Martin Zimet
    Martin Zimet
    “There is no money to be made at the bottom. There's no money to made in the middle. But there's a lot to be made at the top.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.”
  • John Adams
    “In politics the middle way is none at all.”
  • Robert Frost
    “We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”


Middle of nowhere - If someone says that he/she is in the middle of nowhere, he/she means that he/she is not sure where he/she is.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. middelmid; Dut. middel, Ger. mittel.


In literature:

In the middle was Pilot Peak, where we expected to strike a pass.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
And she had heard the middle-sized voice of the Middle-Sized Bear, but it was only as if she had heard some one speaking in a dream.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
A new chimney had also been pierced in the middle of the roof, for the uses of a heating stove.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The laymen are divided into three classes, viz., the counts, lords, middle class and low class.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The sowing is usually made from the middle of April to the middle of May.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
It may be said that in the Middle Ages no written music for instruments existed.
"The Violin" by George Hart
It was the middle of July, 1861.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It was standing right in the middle of the feast, its legs spread as usual and one foot deep in the sugar-bowl.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
She is slender, but not lean, round, yet certainly not full, and of a middle height.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
He was rather above the middle height, and was well-built; his chest was broad, his shoulders square, and his limbs well-rounded.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Mesostethium: the middle piece of the underside of meta-thorax, between the middle and hind legs.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The Middle region, entered by New York harbor, was an open door to all Europe.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
In the middle there is a slit from 12 to 14 inches long; through this slit the wearer passes his head.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
It must be one or the other: no middle is possible.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
It reached its zenith of prosperity in the middle of the 10th century, under Abd-ar-Rahman III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
He is scarcely of middle height and is shorter and less vigorous than his neighbours.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
At first it spins a number of threads stretching from the edge of a leaf to about the middle of the surface.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The burning ball was slammed toward the middle of the field, and the players spurred their horses after it in lunging pursuit.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
She wandered restlessly, as she talked, round the table in the middle of the room.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
They will await your answer here until the sun reaches the middle of its daily course.
"Annals of a Fortress" by E. Viollet-le-Duc

In poetry:

About the middle of the night
The cocks began to craw;
And at the dead hour of the night,
The corpse began to thraw.
"Young Benjie" by Andrew Lang
There our exalted Savior reigns,
And scatters blessings down;
Our Jesus fills the middle seat
Of the celestial throne.
"Hymn 76" by Isaac Watts
And dress nor slovenly nor gay,
Nor sternly act; nor trifling play;
Still keep the golden middle way
Whate'er betide you;
And ne'er through giddy pleasures stray,
Though fools deride you.
"Epistle To A Young Clergyman" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
There came another lover, more swift than I, more strong,
He bore away my little love in middle of her song;
Silent, ah me! his wooing,
And silent his pursuing,
Silent he stretched his arms to her who did not tarry long.
"The Cold Sleep of Brighidín" by Anna Johnston MacManus
And you, Libertad of the world!
You shall sit in the middle, well-pois'd, thousands of years;
As to-day, from one side, the nobles of Asia come to you;
As to-morrow, from the other side, the Queen of England sends her
eldest son to you.
"A Broadway Pageant" by Walt Whitman
One part in the middle of the web begun and left unfinished;
a face with ravelled threads falling over it and hiding it. Love says
that the time has come to resume and finish this part of the web,
though much has come between since it was begun.
"Last Love [Canzone]" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In news:

State's Spotted Salamander: Middle-schoolers on quest to get Ohio an official amphibian .
Enlarge Rex Larsen The Grand Rapids Press Baldwin Middle School seventh-grader, Alyssia Crook greets Shyleigh Meduna while making her way to science class.
House Passes Bill to Ease Middle-Class Tax Burden.
My great-grandfather James (no middle name) Goldsworthy was born in a small town in Cornwall in the southwest corner of England.
Mosley was the starting middle linebacker Saturday for the Crimson team, which featured the second-team defense and the first-team offense.
Coach Dave Robinson and his Fairview football players showed their support for Noah Karacson, an 8th grader at Hicksville Middle school.
Marcia Motter, Clayton Middle School, Reno, NV.
So here I am, walking into a classroom in the middle of June assuming that the only thing on a kid's mind these days is summer vacation.
Christians in the Middle East.
Obama caught in middle of fight.
Bahrain's King Hamad opened one of the largest theatres in the Middle East this week as part of a drive to smooth over months of unrest that have rocked the Gulf Arab state.
Where to feast on Middle East in our corner of the Mitten.
Make it a musically monstrous Halloween with Langley Middle School's annual Halloween Carnival and Creepy Concert at 6 pm Tuesday, Oct 30 at the Langley Middle School Auditorium.
It's housed in what obviously used to be a Chili's, it's practically in the middle of nowhere on the North Side, and yet it offers some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in town.
Two churches in Queens are now in the middle of a nasty battle because of what's in the middle between them.

In science:

Radio source I, denoted by a star, is located near the middle of the maser distribution.
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
Once again, we count the sizes of the sets between which we have constructed a bijection; the right set has cardinality C2k+1 , since any Dyck path of length 4k + 2 has altitude 2i + 1 in the middle, for some i.
Path counting and random matrix theory
It is enough to show that the the middle map is an isomorphism.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
These two ZZ Ceti candidates have been selected by Fontaine et al. because they happen to fall precisely in the middle of the empirical ZZ Ceti instability strip determined by B95.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
For random initial states (middle column), the widths of the fidelity distributions are not small enough, and one would have to use bigger Hamiltonian matrices (N & 1000).
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
This average periodogram is plotted in the middle panel of Fig. 2.
A simple method of correcting magnitudes for the errors introduced by atmospheric refraction
Top and middle : L and M band false-color images around the core of NGC 1068.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
Note that for the middle clusters in the top and bottom rows (numbers C2 and C8) this dominant concentration does not coincide with the cluster center at z = 0 but with one of the more massive substructures.
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies
The spins reside in the middle of plaquettes made by joining nearest neighbor bonds around square unit cells.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
We have set J = 1, and scaled the middle curve by a factor √3 (see text).
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
After the system with the sandy boundaries stops changing, we have the situation in the middle.
Playing with sandpiles
If one removes all the T ions belonging to the latter category, then one derives the HfCuSi2 type layered tetragonal structure (Fig. 1, middle).
Magnetic and transport anomalies in the compounds, RCuAs2 (R= Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er)
The first term in the middle expression is the kinematic acceleration of Special Relativity.
Spin and Anholonomy in General Relativity
MHz, which is in the middle of the range of interest for PAST.
Forecast for Epoch-of-Reionization as viewable by the PrimevAl Structure Telescope (PAST)
The rows correspond to again to weak random fields (top row), intermediate random fields (middle row), and strong random fields (bottom row).
Diagonalization of replicated transfer matrices for disordered Ising spin systems