[ red-shawrt ]
/ ˈrɛdˈʃɔrt /
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
Words nearby red-short
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Example sentences from the Web for red-short
In practice, blooms made by this process have been so red-short that they could not be hammered at all.