a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words.
a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme
- Short straw
noun 1. draw the short straw, to be the person (as in drawing lots) to whom an unwelcome task or fate falls
noun, Movies. 1. a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature-length film. short subject noun 1. (mainly US) a short film, esp one presented between screenings of a feature film
noun, Chiefly Southern and Midland U.S. 1. sugar.
- Short-tailed shearwater
[shawrt-teyld] /ˈʃɔrtˌteɪld/ noun 1. See under mutton bird. noun 1. any of several long-winged seabirds, often used as food, especially Puffinus tenuirostris (short-tailed shearwater) of Australia and Puffinus griseus (sooty shearwater) which breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and winters in the Northern Hemisphere. short-tailed shearwater noun 1. (Austral) a large Australian shearwater that migrates to […]