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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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GREEN TEA AND CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD COOKIES 1 1/4 cup all-purpose four 1 1/4 sticks butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon green tea powder plus extra for dusting 1 pound dark chocolate, chopped In the bowl of a food processor, place flour, butter, sugar, and green tea powder.
Gluten Free Ginger & Lemon Shortbread: This crumbly shortbread combines the best of traditional Scottish baking with the exotic tang of Lemon and Stem Ginger.
To serve, quickly cut thick wedges of shortbread with a heavy sharp knife.
To serve chocolate ganache shortbread, slice it into petite squares or bars.
The 500g tin is also sure to offend Scottish tourism bosses, who believe that, along with whisky and haggis, shortbread is one of the best international marketing tools the country has.
Dixie guessed the shortbread was not what he'd wanted.
After having tea with Caroline, played by Sara Coward, Camilla praised the catering efforts, saying: "The shortbread was delicious.
Biscottea is available in five flavors: mint tea shortbread, chai tea shortbread, honeybush tea shortbread, earl grey tea shortbread and blueberry tea shortbread.
Honey Vanilla syrup captures the flavor of blossom honey with a creamy vanilla finish, and Shortbread tastes of warm-baked, sweet butter cookies.
But there will only be one overall food and drink exporter of the year, won last year by Walkers Shortbread (Andrew Stokes, export sales manager of Walkers Shortbread, is pictured with The Grocer's deputy editor Liz Hamson).
subsidiary of the Scottish shortbread manufacturer of the same name, has appointed Steve Dawson as its president and CEO.
If you like salt with your chocolate, try Chocolate Shortbread with Cacao Nibs and Sea Salt.