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adjective Metallurgy.
  1. brittle when at red heat, as iron or steel containing too much sulfur.
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Origin of red-short

1720–30; < Swedish rödskört, neuter of rödskör, equivalent to röd red + skör brittle
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  • In practice, blooms made by this process have been so red-short that they could not be hammered at all.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.