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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.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ostrich Eggs in Churches
Ostrich Stomachs
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Out in the Forty-five—i.e