- brittle when at red heat, as iron or steel containing too much sulfur.
Origin of red-short
1720–30; < Swedish rödskört, neuter of rödskör, equivalent to röd red + skör brittle
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Historical Examples of red-short
In practice, blooms made by this process have been so red-short that they could not be hammered at all.