If the separators are in good condition, a short circuit is unlikely to occur.
The primary would form a short circuit if the current were direct.
There may be a short circuit in the minute hand, Harry said.
The leads may be covered with tape to prevent any short circuit.
If a short circuit exists in a coil it will heat excessively.
The remedy for a short circuit is to reinsulate the defective parts.
What would you do if a short circuit developed while on the road?
Making a short circuit he ran at last, still stooping as he ran.
A workman may hold a tool so as to short circuit a current through it, making it red hot in his hands.
Short circuit wouldn't make it that bad; fuses should have blown first.