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 for middle-endian
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  middle-endian
   adj.
  
      Not big-endian or little-endian. Used of perverse byte orders such as
      3-4-1-2 or 2-1-4-3, occasionally found in the packed-decimal formats of
      minicomputer manufacturers who shall remain nameless. See NUXI problem.
      Non-US hackers use this term to describe the American mm/dd/yy style of
      writing dates (Europeans write little-endian dd/mm/yy, and Japanese use
      big-endian yy/mm/dd for Western dates).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  middle-endian
  
      Neither big-endian nor little-endian.
     Used of perverse byte orders such as 3-4-1-2 or 2-1-4-3,
     occasionally found in the packed decimal formats of some
     minicomputer manufacturers.
  
     See -endian.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1998-08-09)
  

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