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.
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.