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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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In 1898, Joseph Walker opened his first bakery in the Highlands of Scotland with a dream of making the finest shortbread in the world.
The slightly bitter taste of the matcha is complemented perfectly by the sweetness of the white chocolate and it makes a nice alternative to traditional Scottish shortbread.
6 Pour caramel over the shortbread, spreading it to the edges, then set aside to cool for an hour.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the shortbread is firm and the edges are golden.
I'd seen a recipe for a South American milkbased caramel, Dulce De Leche, made with Earl Grey leaves, and this got me thinking of elaborating this into an Earl Grey shortbread, using my basic Breton shortbread recipe as a base.
Roll out the shortbread pastry to about 1 cm thick.
Known for their consistent bake quality, Tom Chandley Compacta ovens have contributed to Shortbread House's reputation for fresh, traditional Scottish favourites.
The grab-and-go mini Cornish shortbread biscuits consist of a dotted cream variant and an all-butter option with Belgian chocolate, priced at 1.
Sprinkle with the shortbread orange crumble and top with a few strawberries.
Festive Shapes Shortbread: Pure butter shortbread cookies formed as stars, bells, Christmas trees and smiling Santa faces
He boasted "I've got someone at home to make me shortbread.
The century-old cookie maker recently introduced a fresh concept in retailing at BWI Airport, tempting travelers with pure butter and other varieties of its melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with new retail merchandising units.