A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TON

Sun, 5 May '24
Unit often used exaggeratively
Sun, 25 Feb '24
Equivalent of 32,000 ounces
Sun, 11 Feb '24
Burdensome amount
Tue, 5 Dec '23
Boatload
Thu, 23 Nov '23
Whole bunch
Thu, 2 Nov '23
Measurement that can be short or long
Mon, 21 Aug '23
Approximate weight of a full-grown walrus
Fri, 7 Jul '23
Exaggerated workload
Sun, 1 Jan '23
Whole lot
Sat, 17 Dec '22
Great deal
Wed, 9 Nov '22
Great deal
Fri, 21 Oct '22
Load
Sun, 18 Sep '22
Large number
Sun, 15 May '22
Bon ___ (fashionable world)
Tue, 15 Mar '22
Huge amount
Wed, 2 Feb '22
Boatload
Fri, 7 Jan '22
Bon ___ (high society: Fr.)
Tue, 7 Dec '21
Truck weigh station unit
Thu, 23 Sep '21
Whole lot
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Whole bunch
Sun, 28 Mar '21
"Unit" of fun
Sat, 20 Feb '21
Wealth
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Whole bunch
Thu, 7 Jan '21
Whole lot
Thu, 31 Dec '20
Shipload