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What peculiar property do all these words have in common?

BE

CONTENT

CRED

DO

EVENS

FIRS

HE

INNS

MUSS

RATS

RED

SHILLS

SLED

SLY

SPRY

STAGS

STRAY

STY

TAPS

WED




Afterword:

I would have liked to have included RAIN and RATE because they're so much fun, but I anticipated someone would contest them on a technicality: the –ING– gets put at the beginning, not stuffed in the middle.

Here are some others that didn't make the shortlist: BED, DOES, FRY, MATS, SWARM.

There is also an entire family of words like SING ––> SINGING in which there could be ambiguity as to whether the additional –ING– has been put at the end or stuffed in the middle.
BINGING, BRINGING, CLINGING, CRINGING, DINGING, FLINGING, FRINGING, HAMSTRINGING, HANDWRINGING, HINGING, IMPINGING, INFRINGING, MUDSLINGING, PINGING, RINGING, SINGING, SLINGING, SPRINGING, STINGING, STRINGING, SWINGING, UNHINGING, UPBRINGING, UPBRINGINGS, WINGING, WRINGING, ZINGING

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They all

can have ING inserted internally to make a new word. Binge, contingent, cringed, dingo, evenings, ..., winged.

The title

is of course missing a space. "Stuff ING in the middle."

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    $\begingroup$ 2 in a row!!! (+1 x 2) $\endgroup$ – Ak19 Aug 19 at 17:35

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