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hot-short

[hot-shawrt] /ˈhɒtˈʃɔrt/
adjective
1.
(of steel or wrought iron) brittle when heated, usually due to high sulfur content.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; hot + short, as in red-short
Related forms
hot-shortness, noun
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