A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AXE

Sun, 22 May '22
Get rid of
Tue, 19 Apr '22
Firefighter's tool
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Eliminate
Mon, 14 Feb '22
Body spray brand
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Tool on a fire truck
Thu, 27 Jan '22
Chopper
Wed, 5 Jan '22
Firefighter's tool
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Chopper
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"