A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NEST

Fri, 15 Apr '22
Rail construction
Sun, 23 Jan '22
Destination for a return flight
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Tweets often come from here
Tue, 4 May '21
Sticky spot?
Wed, 7 Apr '21
It may go out on a limb
Thu, 18 Mar '21
Structure put together by a crane
Wed, 13 Jan '21
Tree house?