A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sat, 27 Aug '22
Prepare (oneself)
Sun, 12 Jun '22
Material for some drums
Mon, 30 May '22
Construction beam material
Mon, 18 Apr '22
Metal for a girder
Fri, 18 Mar '22
Symbol of strength
Sun, 6 Feb '22
Bluish-gray shade
Thu, 6 May '21
Metaphor for strength
Wed, 21 Apr '21
Word with guitar or wool