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middling

[′mid·liŋ]
(mining engineering)
An ore product intermediate in mineral content between a concentrate and a tailing.
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A middlingly entertaining affair, a bunch of pampered Central Park Zoo animals find themselves washed up in Madagascar when Marty experiences a mid-life crisis on his tenth birthday and starts hankering for the freedom of the wild.
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