A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORB

Mon, 25 Apr '22
Spherical shape
Wed, 13 Apr '22
Poet's sphere
Sat, 19 Feb '22
Earth, poetically
Mon, 10 Jan '22
Sphere
Sun, 19 Dec '21
Christmas ornament, often
Thu, 2 Dec '21
Scepter topper
Fri, 15 Oct '21
Pluto, e.g.
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Globe
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Globe
Thu, 8 Jul '21
Baseball, e.g.
Fri, 2 Jul '21
Scepter topper
Fri, 11 Jun '21
Bit of royal regalia
Thu, 29 Apr '21
Globe
Fri, 19 Feb '21
The sun or the moon
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Mercury or Venus, e.g.