A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MACE

Wed, 2 Nov '22
Nutmeg's "sister spice"
Fri, 29 Jul '22
Liquid weapon, or a solid one
Thu, 21 Apr '22
Repellent spray
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Medieval club
Wed, 20 Oct '21
Weapon with a heavy head
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Defensive spray
Tue, 13 Jul '21
Self-defense spray
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Spice related to nutmeg
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Old-fashioned fight club?