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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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And John Simpson, pictured, got the short end of the stick with an old bat who didn't have a good word to say about anyone and spent her days watching the wrestling on television.
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I ve seen a lot of restructuring deals and usually someone gets the short end of the stick.
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It's quite dear with this piece that victims get the short end of the stick.
Look more deeply at what partnerships can offer you, as if you feel you're getting the short end of the stick, you need to speak up for yourself.
There were times last season when I felt he got the short end of the stick, because the other centres in the squad were selected ahead of him on the basis of having far more experience at the higher level.
Atleo cited a lack of recognition of treaty rights allows First Nations to get the short end of the stick.
It sometimes gets slightly the short end of the stick because it has to compete with the financial business for things like IT resource, but we've addressed that as much as we can.