shorts

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shorts

[′shȯrts]
(engineering)
Oversize particles held on a screen after sieving the fines through the screen.
(food engineering)
Wheat-husk parts that are finer than bran; used in flour milling.
References in classic literature ?
When I began chopping again, my axe slipped and cut off my right leg.
Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.
One of them now noticed a gold ring still remaining on the little finger of the murdered girl, and as he could not draw it off easily, he took a hatchet and cut off the finger; but the finger sprang into the air, and fell behind the cask into the lap of the girl who was hiding there.
My days in the woods were not very long ones; yet I usually carried my dinner of bread and butter, and read the newspaper in which it was wrapped, at noon, sitting amid the green pine boughs which I had cut off, and to my bread was imparted some of their fragrance, for my hands were covered with a thick coat of pitch.
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.