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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Other Day (The).
 
The day before yesterday. The Old English other was used for second, as in Latin, unus, alter, tertius; or proximus, alter, tertius. Starting from to-day, and going backwards, yesterday was the proximus ab illo; the day before yesterday was the altera ab illo, or the other day; and the day preceding that was tertius ab illo, or three days ago. Used to express “a short time ago.”   1
 


 Othello’s Occupation’s Gone (Shakespeare).Oth’man, Os’man, or Oth’oman, 

 
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