Cold-short
Cold-short Cold"-short`, a. [Prob. fr. Sw. kallsk["o]r; kall cold + sk["o]r brittle. --Oxf. E. D.] (Metal.) Brittle when cold (that is, below a red heat); as, cold-short iron. -- {Cold"-short`ness}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cold-short — adjective (of a metal) brittle in its cold state. Origin C17: from Swed. kallskör, from kall cold + skör brittle , later assoc. with short in the same sense …   English new terms dictionary

  • cold-short — adj. (of a metal) brittle in its cold state. Etymology: Sw. kallskoumlr f. kall cold + skoumlr brittle: assim. to SHORT …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold short — adjective Of metal which is brittle at low temperatures. See Also: hot short …   Wiktionary

  • cold-short — /ˈkoʊld ʃɔt/ (say kohld shawt) adjective (of metal) brittle when at atmospheric temperature …   Australian English dictionary

  • Short — Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short rib — Short Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short suit — Short Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cold-shortness — Cold short Cold short , a. [Prob. fr. Sw. kallsk[ o]r; kall cold + sk[ o]r brittle. Oxf. E. D.] (Metal.) Brittle when cold (that is, below a red heat); as, cold short iron. {Cold short ness}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • short — [shôrt] adj. [ME < OE scort, akin to ON skort, short piece of clothing, OHG scurz, short < IE * (s)kerd < base * (s)ker , to cut, SHEAR < CURT] 1. not extending far from end to end; not long or not long enough 2. not great in span,… …   English World dictionary

  • Cold Bay Airport — IATA: CDB – ICAO: PACD – FAA LID: CDB Summary Airport type …   Wikipedia

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