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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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Each author is represented by a longish critique and a shortish quotation.
In the afternoon, Tavare and George Hankins took the total to 156 before 20-year-old Hankins, who had progressed to 27, hung his bat out to a shortish delivery from Brydon Carse and edged to Collingwood at first slip.
Shortish, dark Louie Sanyano, who never misses a PBA game, was asking for a way to vent his ire on those who, he said, did Abueva grave injustice.
"I was on game all day pretty much until a slack bogey on 15, missed a shortish putt for birdie at 16 and gave myself chances at 17 and 18 but never took them," said the 42-year-old.
The set which includes their other singles The Heat and Platoon was shortish but high on quality.
and tipped to up support House of have become as dutiful Just a shortish international royal progress behind them and William and Kate, tipped to drum up Queen support for the House of Windsor, have become as boringly dutiful as the Queen, known for her "And where have YOU come from today?" on walkabouts.
But backing Villa at shortish odds makes me uneasy, despsite their good record on the road.
But if Januzaj - or maybe more specifically, his father and advisers - want to take a short cut to the already shortish cut to qualification, then the FA cannot countenance the idea.
this It's going to be more practical than that car, too, because the rear seatbacks can be folded down to increase luggage space to 1265 litres and, more importantly, there's an occasional third seat in the back that makes the Gran Coupe a five-seater, albeit for shortish journeys.
Suspect 1 (driver) white male, shortish dark hair, stocky build, 5ft 11ins tall, mid 20''s, wearing a dark grey/black Tshirt with number 73 on back, jeans and trainers.
Many people do as it's quiet, a shortish walk to work and free of double yellows.
Symonds lasted just seven balls against Western Australia as he was dismissed edging a shortish Brett Dorey delivery to Adam Voges at first slip, Fox Sports reported.