mid·dling (mĭdlĭng, -lĭn)
1. Of medium size, position, or quality.
2. Mediocre. See Synonyms at average.
1. Chiefly Southern US
a. often middlings Pork or bacon cut from between the ham and shoulder of a pig.
b. Salt pork. Also called middling meat.
2. middlings Any of various products, such as partially refined petroleum or ore, that are intermediate in quality, size, price, or grade.
3. middlings (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Coarsely ground wheat mixed with bran.
Fairly; moderately: "a middling nice cake" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).
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