From freeing prisoners to shortening school weeks, Benjamin Sarlin presents 10 of the toughest cuts.
The RNC report recommends cutting the number of debates in half and shortening the debating season.
Remove the butter and shortening from the freezer, and toss them with the dry ingredients, coating them well.
A law is being considered that would allow the shortening of the 30-day notice period required to get married.
When the deformity is compensatory to shortening of the limb, it is usually said to be a mistake to correct the equinus.
The odds are shortening because, by Jove, people have taken the horse.
Place one cup of water in a saucepan and add one-half cup of shortening.
And up she went and down she went, shortening and lengthening, swelling and decreasing.
I was then too much engaged in shortening sail to get out my letter.
Romance is a shortening and sharpening of the human difficulty.
1540s, "action of making short," verbal noun from shorten. Meaning "butter or other fat used in baking" (1796) is from shorten in the sense "make crumbly" (1733), from short (adj.) in the secondary sense of "easily crumbled" (early 15c.), which perhaps arose via the notion of "having short fibers." This is the short in shortbread and shortcake.