The property of being shorter than average stature
Shortness Sentence Examples
Another striking feature is shortness of legs relatively to length of trunk.
In Europe the same physical traitsrelative length of head and shortness of legsdistinguish the central race (Alpine) from the Teutonic, and seem to indicate an affinity between the former and the Mongols.
Trouble, however, soon arose over Zacynthus, and the Spartans not only sent help to the Zacynthian oligarchs but even besieged Corcyra (373) Timotheus was sent to relieve the island, but shortness of money compelled him to search for new allies, and he spent the summer of 373 in persuading Jason of Pherae (if he had not already joined), and certain towns in Thrace, the Chersonese, the Propontis and the Aegean to enrol themselves.
The lines of the trunk series are double but for the sake of shortness the least refrangible component is here omitted.
The fourth is not cut at all owing to its shortness and weakness, its terminal bud being allowed to grow to draw strength into it.