A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DAMP

Mon, 20 Dec '21
Slightly wet
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Still on the line, perhaps
Thu, 24 Jun '21
Like dewy grass
Fri, 21 May '21
Conducive to mold, maybe
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Like a just-used towel