A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EAU

Tue, 24 May '22
Mer contents
Mon, 9 May '22
___ de toilette
Wed, 2 Mar '22
___ de parfum
Sat, 1 Jan '22
___ oxygénée (hydrogen peroxide: Fr.)
Thu, 16 Dec '21
Three-vowel French word that sounds like a fourth vowel
Fri, 29 Oct '21
French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Something bottled in Cannes
Thu, 23 Sep '21
Evian, par exemple
Mon, 5 Jul '21
Water: Fr.
Tue, 29 Jun '21
Contents of l'océan
Sun, 16 May '21
It's water under le pont
Mon, 22 Mar '21
___ de vie