The swimmer did so by a short head, and as he clambered over the side the animal's teeth closed upon the gunwale.
The bride was ten minutes late, and we beat her by a short head.
In a few hours the wind hauled into the north-east, and a short head sea rendered the ship exceedingly uneasy.
They had triumphed (by a short head, so to speak), or said they had.
How jolly it was that night when I ran straight into a Chronicle man, and got a lead of him by a short head over the same curse!
It was a race for the points, and the man aboard the inspection car won by a short head.
The body of a darter is compact and spindle-shaped, gradually tapering from the short head to a narrow tail.
Tobacco Trust was beaten by a short head, as of course you know, but Onlooker is a dead certainty for to-morrow.
He was a winner by a short head as they passed the post, and old John Farrier could not hide his satisfaction.
The favorite got up in the last stride an pipped the outsider by a short head, eh, what?