Hesternal
Hestern Hes"tern, Hesternal Hes*ter"nal, a. [L. hesternus; akin to heri yesterday.] Pertaining to yesterday. [Obs.] See {Yester}, a. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

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