Red-short
Red-short Red"-short` (-sh?rt`), a. (Metal.) Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron. -- {Red"-short`ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • red-short — red short; red short·ness; …   English syllables

  • Red-short — is the quality possessed by carbon steel that suffers from having too much sulfur as an impurity.Iron or steel, when heated to above 900 °F (480 °C), glows with a red color, the color being indicative of the temperature in circumstances of low… …   Wikipedia

  • red-short — /red shawrt /, adj. Metall. brittle when at red heat, as iron or steel containing too much sulfur. [1720 30; < Sw rödskört, neut. of rödskör, equiv. to röd red + skör brittle] * * * …   Universalium

  • red-short — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: by folk etymology from Swedish rödskört, neuter of rödskör, from röd red (from Old Swedish röther) + skör brittle, from Old Swedish skör, skyr; akin to Old Norse rauthr red and Old Norse skera to cut more at red,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-short — /ˈrɛd ʃɔt/ (say red shawt) adjective brittle when at a red heat, as iron or steel containing too much sulphur. {Swedish rödskört neuter of rödskör, from röd red + skör brittle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • red´-short´ness — red short «REHD SHRT», adjective. brittle when at a red heat: »Iron and steel with too much sulfur are red short. –red´ short´ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red-shortness — Red short Red short ( sh?rt ), a. (Metal.) Hot short; brittle when red hot; said of certain kinds of iron. {Red short ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red Barrett — Pitcher Born: February 14, 1915(1915 02 14) Santa Barbara, California Died: July 28, 1990(1990 07 28) (aged 75) Wilson, North Carolina …   Wikipedia

  • red-shortness — red short·ness …   English syllables

  • Red Pine (author) — Bill Porter (Oct 3, 1943 ), an American author who writes under the name Red Pine, is an acclaimed translator and interpreter of Chinese and Sanskrit texts, primarily Buddhist, including poetry and Sutras. He took a degree in anthropology from… …   Wikipedia

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