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 for Midmost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mid \Mid\ (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.]
     [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti,
     Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr.
     madhya. [root]271. Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean,
     Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.]
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     1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean.
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              No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
              Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger;
        the mid hour of night.
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     3. (Phon.) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some
        certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate;
        midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain
        vowel sounds; as, [=a] ([=a]le), [e^] ([e^]ll), [=o]
        ([=o]ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10, 11.
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     Note: Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form,
           denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as,
           mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc.
           Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle
           inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to
           such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Midmost \Mid"most`\, a. [OE. middemiste. Cf. Foremost.]
     Middle; middlemost.
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           Ere night's midmost, stillest hour was past. --Byron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  midmost
      adv 1: the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the
             forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
             [syn: midmost, in the midst]
      adj 1: being in the exact middle [syn: middlemost, midmost]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "midmost":
     amidships, average, axial, center, centermost, central,
     centralized, centric, centroidal, centrosymmetric, concentrated,
     core, diameter, diaphragm, equator, equatorial, equidistant,
     geocentric, halfway, heart, interior, intermediary, intermediate,
     kernel, key, mean, medial, median, mediocre, mediterranean, medium,
     mesial, mezzo, mid, middle, middlemost, middling, midland, midriff,
     midships, midst, midway, nuclear, nucleus, omphalic, pivotal,
     thick, thick of things, umbilical, waist, waistline, zone
  
  

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