Definition of mid–world

  1. 1 obsolete :  middle-earth

  2. 2a :  an intermediate realm neither beast nor bird, it inhabits an anomalous mid-worldSaturday Review b :  a body (as of persons) occupying an intermediate position (as between two attitudes or opinions) this mid-world of persons, no longer hostile or indifferent to religion, though not as yet ecclesiastically or theologically minded — W. L. Sperry

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a brief usually trivial fact

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