short one

short one

n. a small or quickly drunk drink of liquor, including beer. (Compare this with tall one.) How about a short one, innkeeper?
See also: one, short
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A short period of exquisite felicity followed, and but a short one.
It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful childish whine muffled by passing through walls.
I do not conceive that they could support a debating society for a single night: there would be nothing to dispute about; and were they to call a convention to take into consideration the state of the tribe, its session would be a remarkably short one.
Brooke to write a letter: his only difficulty was to write a short one, and his ideas in this case expanded over the three large pages and the inward foldings.
BUT IS A SHORT ONE, AND MAY BE FOUND OF IMPORTANCE IN THIS HISTORY
The taller man holds up the lantern and takes the gentleman by the feet, and the short one, that had pretended to be drunk, clutches hold of his head and cuts his throat, clean, with one stroke, swish
asks the short one, for it was the shorter one and the wickeder of the two who was dogging her.
A short account of myself, I believe, will be necessary, and it SHALL be a short one.
At such rate his cruise on Malaita would be a short one, when he would sail away with a full ship.
And really if in the ingenuousness of youth, you open your heart so readily on the subject, I am afraid your career will be an extremely short one.
T'other one said THIS warn't one of the short ones, he reckoned -- and then they laughed, and he said it over again, and they laughed again; then they waked up another fellow and told him, and laughed, but he didn't laugh; he ripped out something brisk, and said let him alone.
Besides, Miss Stacy says the short ones are much stronger and better.
And there would be the inevitable bad jams, short ones, it was true, but so bad that a mile an hour would require terrific effort.
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Name v Name Championship: 3pm Birmingham v Charlton Championship: 3pm GARY ROWETT has told Birmingham that he has no intention of making his stay there a short one.