I am merely getting anxious about the shortness of the time.
He speedily understood the shortness and secrecy of her visit.
This is a common mistake; and too much water deprives the paste of its shortness.
But I must be off, lass; for I've the horses to get ready, forby the shortness of the time.
"Crossed the fields for shortness, and caught in a bramble-bush," he said, muttering.