Examples from the Web for middlings
When I handles it I don't know whether its middlings nor nothin' else.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
At seven A.M. I give them a fairly thick batter of meal, middlings or oat flour, about half and half, and sour milk.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Both kinds contained, besides the dried fish (or meat) and lard, a certain proportion of dried milk and middlings.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
This is a broad description of semolina, middlings and dunst.
This portion of the grain was formerly unseparated, and was mixed with the middlings and bran as an inferior product.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.|Edward W. Byrn
British Dictionary definitions for middlings (1 of 2)
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Word Origin for middling
Word Origin and History for middlings
1540s, from Scottish mydlyn (mid-15c.), from middle + suffix -ing. Used to designate the second of three grades of goods. As an adverb by 1719.
Idioms and Phrases with middlings
see fair to middling.