A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CAIN

Sat, 16 Apr '22
Something that might be raised in a fight
Sun, 6 Feb '22
What's raised in a ruckus
Sun, 21 Nov '21
Brother of 108-Across
Sun, 16 May '21
First offer?
Fri, 7 May '21
Caleb represents him in "East of Eden"