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What does OC stand for?

OC stands for Old Chinese (language of pre 400BC)

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The carpet king, Lord Harris of Peckham , who left school at 15 to take over the family's market stall and two carpet shops, and now as head of Carpetright controls more than 600 outlets, is heading for the saleroom - and likely to do rather better than anyone eyeing up auntie's old Chinese vase.
00 Hardcover ABC Chinese dictionary series PL1281 Schuessler (emeritus, Wartburg College, Iowa) provides information on the origin of Old Chinese words, including possible word family relationships within Chinese and outside contacts.
This old Chinese greeting alludes to the two-edged sword of change-a dual reality of opportunity and threat fused by a single phrase.
There's an old Chinese proverb that says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Florence Henderson, national honorary chair for Speaking of Women's Health, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being, and personal safety.
But even while great - and likable - tracts of old Chinese cities continue to come tumbling down in the names of change and modernisation, the country's up-and-coming practices are developing intelligent new forms of specifically Chinese design, even if they do draw from the west from time to time.
While he complains that I do not "attempt to show that [the] hypothetical pronoun an [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is ever used independently as a pronoun," he offers little in the way of evidence that *-n was as productive a suffix in Old Chinese as he implies, and, as far as I know, has never disclosed in any of his publications the precise function or meaning that this postulated suffix is supposed to have.