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Also, short for. As an abbreviation. For example, Richard prefers to be called Dick for short, or The Fed is short for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. [Mid-1800s]
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In Alice-for-Short, the hero is again blessed with two guardian angels, his sister and his second wife.
The ending of Alice-for-Short is accomplished only by notes, comment, and citations.