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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.
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It marked the first time the Bruins scored two short-handed goals in a game since April 10, 2013, when they did it against New Jersey.
Hotham scored short-handed at the start of the period and player-coach Andrew Lord sent in a great pass to set up Jake Morrisette to make it 5-3.
Each person plays more hands in short-handed poker so poor players are soon found out.
Dallas has eight short-handed goals, tying the Islanders for most in the NHL.
A brave slide from Taylor to deny a goal for the visitors led to a harsh two-minute penalty and, predictably, Whitley scored a short-handed goal from Lucas, followed by a clinical double for Fraser.
That two short-handed goals proved to be the eventual margin of defeat merely rubbed salt in the wound.
But the Warriors went back in front as Callum Watson and D J Good linked superbly for a home short-handed goal.
TEAM Sam inched towards securing the title in the Filipino Club Tenpin Bowlers Friday Mixed League following a 4-0 (2,835-2,721) sweep of a short-handed Team Becky on the penultimate week of play at Funland Centre.
Bill Guerin ended Pittsburgh's eight-game streak without a power-play goal by scoring in the first period, Jordan Staal scored short-handed and the Penguins wrapped up Anaheim's winless four-game road trip by beating the Ducks 5-2 on Monday night.
The easiest way to make use of it is when you're down to the last few players in a tournament or playing in a short-handed game.
The Scottish Rocks will start their pre-season short-handed on Sunday with coach Steve Swanson blaming red tape for stranding his signing targets in the USA.
Joel Salonen scored the opener, shooting past Lehman, who didn't seem to pick the puck up, while Pan-thers were short-handed.