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Aug 22, 2006
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pollicitation
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nudiustertian

PRONUNCIATION:
(noo-dee-uhs-TUR-shuhn, nyoo-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the day before yesterday.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin nudius tertius, literally, today is the third day. Earliest documented use: 1647. Also see hesternal (relating to yesterday) and hodiernal (relating to today).

USAGE:
"What dress the Queen is in this week: what the nudiustertian fashion of the court, I mean the very newest."
Nathaniel Ward; Simple Cobler of Aggawam; 1647.

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