"We are shorthanded, so you can jump right in," went on the captain of the steamboat.
Many of the ships had been shorthanded in the four days' battle.
Graoul I had to send back to the battery, which is too shorthanded to spare men.
You said it was all that new construction work in the Valley that's making you so shorthanded.
Shorthanded and undermechanized, they were forever ...