from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In metallurgy, the quality or state of being red-short.


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  • Sanderson Brothers 'steel works, at Syracuse, N.Y., that they purchased blooms made by the Wilson process in 1881-1882, that _none_ of them showed red-shortness, and that they discontinued their use only on account of the injurious action of the titanium they contained on the melting pots.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.


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