A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROAN

Sun, 17 Oct '21
Horse of a different color
Fri, 13 Aug '21
Bay ___ (certain horse)
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Speckled coat
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Equine color
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Speckled horse
Fri, 12 Feb '21
Speckled, say