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

  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,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty
             big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are
             priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
             [syn: reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly,
             somewhat, fairly, middling, passably] [ant:
             immoderately, unreasonably]
      adj 1: lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of
             average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata";
             "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone
             from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was
             middling at best" [syn: average, fair, mediocre,
      n 1: any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially
           when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "middling":
     amidships, average, banal, betwixt and between, central, common,
     core, dull, equatorial, equidistant, fair, fair to middling,
     fairish, halfway, indifferent, inferior, insipid, interior,
     intermediary, intermediate, lackluster, mean, medial, median,
     mediocre, mediterranean, medium, mesial, mezzo, mid, middle,
     middle-of-the-road, middlemost, midland, midmost, midships, midway,
     moderate, modest, namby-pamby, normal, nuclear, of a kind,
     of a sort, of sorts, ordinary, passable, poor, respectable,
     routine, second-rate, so-so, standard, tedious, tolerable, usual,
     vapid, wishy-washy

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