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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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There is a genuine understanding of what's really going on in this country - who's better off, who's not, who's getting the short end of the stick.
If Deutsche Boerse were to engage in a bidding war, their shareholders will likely come out with the short end of the stick," said Michael Wong, a Chicago-based analyst at Morningstar.
Sex should be fun, beautiful and colourful but women get the short end of the stick.
The region got the short end of the stick this year in the state budget when it came to transportation.
The report's creator, Rocco Forino--a former analyst at the Loan Pricing Corporation in Manhattan, said, "Industry wide, subs get the short end of the stick.
Under pressure, frustration among grooms leads to aggression - time is money, corners are cut and the horse gets the short end of the stick.
It's on In the Red records, and if you caught any of the other stuff, like the 10" on Crypt, that's a taste of what this brings from the Scots who seem to have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to women.
If you don't prepare, things might not be the way you want them to be done" Without those preparations, millions of families can wind up with the short end of the stick.
If, however, the WTO is to be justified solely on the benefits of opening markets abroad, then it always looks like we've gotten the short end of the stick.
One result: Smaller companies may wind up getting the short end of the stick.
If the Board decides that certain procedures are too costly, or they refuse to pay for reasonable expenses, then seniors will be caught on the short end of the stick.
We've got to figure out a way to make sure our dairy farmers don't get the short end of the stick," Mr.