Usage examples for middling

  1. Uncle John, as he was called long years before the hard- riding world threw him, was a preacher back in the days of his youth, middling manhood and prosperity. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  2. The cotton used there is nearly all what is called " Middling American," the very kind which is now most scarce and dear. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  3. The common manner of obtaining it is as follows: about the first of January the persons employed in making turpentine begin to cut boxes in the trees, a little above the ground, and make them large or small in proportion to the size of the tree; the box of a large tree will hold two English quarts, of a middling tree one, and of a small one a pint. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  4. Bousefield, he allowed, was proud, was difficult: nothing was really good enough for him but the middling good; but he himself was prepared for adverse comment, resolute for his noble course. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  5. The men are fair to middling. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4 by Charles Farrar Browne
  6. There are some pious, just as there are pious boys; and the most of them, like the boys again, are middling honest, and yet think it rather larks to steal, and are easy scared, and rather like to be so. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  7. The soil is very various, gray and clay, gray and stony, red and stony; sometimes good, sometimes middling, often barren. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. " Middling," I replied, not to spoil his dinner; but he rose at once and took me into the garden. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  9. She is middling tall, of a most dainty slenderness, dark- haired, with a so sweet and saintly beauty of face that it must be seen to be believed. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  10. Why, middling- good of course. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. I got also a large middling of bacon, and killed a fine deer, and left them for my young man and my little boy, who were to stay at my cabin till I got back; which I expected would be in six or seven days. – A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee. by Davy Crockett
  12. " Middling," said Fisher minor. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. The note to Mr. Livingston is middling. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  14. The Pavilion at Brighton had given the original idea to G. J., who saw in it the solution of the problem of combining the somewhat massive dignity suitable to a bachelor of middling age with the bright, unconquerable colours which the eternal twilight of London demands. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  15. Sufficient, a middling sized one for 2 persons. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  16. The middling of a pig weighing less than a hundred pounds, well scraped, washed clean, and likewise roasted on a rack after seasoning it well, makes a fine dish. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  17. The great big bear went and stood at the head of the bed; the middling sized bear went and stood at the middle of the bed; and the tiny bit of a bear went and stood at the foot of the bed. – Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  18. She was of middling height, her features regular though somewhat childlike, her complexion singularly fair. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. But he found it so hard and uncomfortable that it made his bones ache, and he jumped down at once and got into the middling chair, and he turned round and round in it, but he couldn't make himself comfortable. – More English Fairy Tales by Various