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red-short

[red-shawrt] /ˈrɛdˈʃɔrt/
adjective, Metallurgy
1.
brittle when at red heat, as iron or steel containing too much sulfur.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Swedish rödskört, neuter of rödskör, equivalent to röd red + skör brittle
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  • Trace amounts of sulfur in particular make the steel redshort.

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