A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OILY

Sun, 11 Sep '22
Like dipsticks
Sun, 24 Apr '22
Like garage floors, often
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Like canned sardines and olives, typically
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Like auto shop rags
Sat, 24 Jul '21
Like a masseuse's hands, often