Middlingness
Middling Mid"dling, a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. ``A town of but middling size.'' --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

Plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling circumstances of its inhabitants. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] -- {Mid"dling*ly}, adv. -- {Mid"dling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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