A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OUNCE

Sun, 14 Nov '21
Pound part
Fri, 6 Aug '21
Trifling amount
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Unit of courage?
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Weight whose abbreviation ends in a "z," oddly
Sat, 9 Jan '21
Modicum