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short

1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature

short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.

short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
References in classic literature ?
But we made short work of the Mamelukes as usual, and everything goes down before the voice of Napoleon, who seizes Upper and Lower Egypt and Arabia, far and wide, till we came to the capitals of kingdoms which no longer existed, where there were thousands and thousands of statues of all the devils in creation, all done to the life, and another curious thing too, any quantity of lizards.
Lahore College made short work of Agha Khan University Karachi with a thumping 25-7 win.
Pakistan's top order made short work of the target.
Opener Usman Khan made short work of the small target by blasting 61 with the aid of five fours and three sixes as Alamgir Gymkhana romped home in only 9.
The second-seeded Iglupas, pride of Iligan City, trounced Yasthyme Rivera, 6-1, 6-0, and Janelle Llavore, 6-1, 6-2, then made short work of Rivera to gain a crack at the title.
SOUTH Africa made short work of Bangladesh early on the final day of the first Test to complete a 333-run victory at Potchefstroom.
The Spaniard made short work of Serb Dusan Lajovic, winning 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-2 under the roof of the Arthur Ashe showcourt.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 20 (ANI): India came back from behind to register their eighth official win in international football when they made short work of Mauritius 2-1 in the opening match of the Tri-nation international football series at the Mumbai Football Arena yesterday.
Merseyside Commonwealth Conference made short work of Bretherton to remain top of the Second Division.
RIO-BOUND Sonia Samuels made short work of her latest outing by beating all the men in the Great Donnington 10-mile road race, writes BILL McGUIRK.
The skin bag being attached to the abdomen, the young made short work of getting rid of it by eating it; this was their first feed.
40 Wolverhampton SP forecast 8-11 Well-bred daughter of the yard's Listed winner Ferdoos and she made short work of her rivals when sent of 8-11 on her debut in a mile maiden at Chelmsford last month, winning unextended by a length and a half.