from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An order of food prepared and served quickly, as in a diner.
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- adj. Prepared and served quickly.
- n. An order of food that can be prepared and served quickly.
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- n. an order for food that can be prepared quickly
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In short order they were up to their shanks in the water and had thrown big rocks in place to act as fulcrums.
In short order that had led to this fogbound excavation.
In short order she knew all about his recent divorce and his vision of building an empire along the lines of the early Texas Republic.
By this time I was beginning to feel a trifle confused myself, having in short order survived an assassination plot — what a long time ago it seemed — been filled with strong waters and (I suspected) aphrodisiac, trotted up and down by a half-naked slave girl, verbally assailed in public by the Wazir of the Punjab, and indecently ogled by his drunken flesh-trap of a sister.
So in short order Ada found herself bent backward over the mossy well lip, canted in a pose with little to recommend it in the way of dignity or comfort, back arched, hips forward, legs spraddled for balance.
Doc watched them go out, to be followed in short order by the manager, and was alone in the Infirmary with Jorgenson and his thoughts.
He had used the goatwoman's medicine until it was gone, and in short order the wounds at his head had become little puckered scars and the place at his neck was a hard silver slash.
The definition of onnafyah, as consumers of hurried meals in Manhattan know, is “a short order is being prepared.”
In short order the Snow Goose was ready to sail, only a little ahead of what the captain his name was Jaim Adarra had intended.
In short order the overseer's cabin was pre - pared for the role of Walter Reed's birthplace, a role the distinc - tion of which none of the kind neighbors, of course, could foresee.