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