A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

HEM

Wed, 21 Sep '22
Fashion line
Sat, 27 Aug '22
Show some hesitancy
Wed, 25 May '22
Something to take up or let out
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Clothing line
Thu, 9 Sep '21
Basted edge
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Hesitate in speaking