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Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
When the short-skirted, gossamer clad nymphs made their appearance on the stage they became restless and fidgety.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The Alcalde remained kneeling for a short time by the side of the corpse, his lips moving in prayer.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
It has long since dismissed as too short and simple for its pages, the short and simple annals of the poor.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
If it should ever be my lot to take the Long Trail at short notice, I hope it will be under a blue sky and a blazing sun.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHORT-TEMPERED

  • bad-tempered
  • blunt
  • breviloquent
  • brief
  • brusque
  • curt
  • direct
  • gruff
  • impolite
  • inconsiderate
  • irascible
  • offhand
  • rude
  • sharp
  • short-spoken
  • short-tempered
  • snappy
  • snippety
  • snippy
  • straight
  • terse
  • testy
  • thoughtless
  • unceremonious
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
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