A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WREN

Wed, 10 Nov '21
State bird of Arizona or South Carolina
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Member in the genus Troglodytes, so named for its tendency to enter dark crevices
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Tomtit is another name for it
Fri, 9 Apr '21
Bird on the South Carolina state quarter
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Small, brown bird