A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AXE

Tue, 28 Sep '21
Bit of firefighting equipment
Mon, 27 Sep '21
Lumberjack's tool
Mon, 16 Aug '21
Cancel, as a show
Thu, 5 Aug '21
Apt rhyme for "lumberjacks"
Tue, 11 May '21
Log splitter
Mon, 1 Mar '21
Jack Nicholson's weapon in "The Shining"