A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DAM

Sun, 1 May '22
Leave it to beavers
Fri, 30 Jul '21
Army Corps of Engineers project
Sun, 11 Jul '21
Something to leave to beavers?
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Locale for a salmon ladder
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Stop up
Thu, 11 Feb '21
It holds water