A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROC

Sun, 14 Apr '24
Mythical bird
Sun, 12 Dec '21
Giant bird of Arabian myth
Wed, 5 May '21
Bird of myth
Sun, 2 May '21
Bird of legend
Thu, 22 Apr '21
Hip-hop's ___-A-Fella Records
Mon, 29 Mar '21
Huge bird of lore
Tue, 2 Feb '21
1990s Fox dramedy with Charles S. Dutton