A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OATS

Sun, 25 Jul '21
Porridge, essentially
Sat, 3 Jul '21
Sea ___ (grass seen in sand dunes)
Sat, 15 May '21
Overnight ___ (trendy breakfast)
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Word after wild or rolled
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Feedbag fill
Wed, 6 Jan '21
Breakfast grains