A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SEC

Thu, 18 Aug '22
Jiffy
Sat, 2 Jul '22
Tick or tock
Sat, 18 Jun '22
Brief bit
Wed, 6 Apr '22
Fleeting moment
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Instant, informally
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Little bit of time
Sat, 13 Nov '21
See 5-Down
Tue, 10 Aug '21
Dry, as wine
Thu, 20 May '21
Heartbeat
Fri, 19 Mar '21
Bit of time
Fri, 8 Jan '21
Jiffy