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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic made short work of Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena to reach the second round at the US Open.
Top-seeded Yuka Saso of the Philippines made short work of American Kaylee Sakoda, 6 and 4, to advance to the round-of-32 of the US Girls' Junior Championship on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) even as a lot of seeds took the door in the opening round at Stevens Point in Wisconsin.
The Gin Kings made short work of the NLEX Road Warriors, 100-85, on Sunday to roll to their second consecutive victory and a climb to fifth spot with a 4-3 win-loss record.
K-Electric, meanwhile, made short work of National Bank to complete a 51-run win in the other match.
Imports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer made a rousing debut as Petron made short work of PLDT Home Fibr, 25-19, 25-9, 25-10, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Chiefs made short work of the Mapua Lady Cardinals, 25-15, 25-12, 25-13, while the Lady Red Spikers had a tougher time before spanking the Lyceum of the Phl U Lady Pirates, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to keep their grip of the top spot with pristine 3-0 (win-loss) records.
Shadab then made short work of ZimbabweA's lower order to collect 4 for 32 as the hosts were bowled out in the 35th over for 107.
The DHA Club made short work of Lahore School of Economics by 41-22 points.
8 was Ireland's only score above 20.Pakistan's top order made short work of the target.
In the semifinals, Uffer/Agosto made short work of Grand Masters Graham Palmore/Mike Meltzer 21-8, 21-3.
SOUTH Africa made short work of Bangladesh early on the final day of the first Test to complete a 333-run victory at Potchefstroom.