A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

eyes

Wed, 22 Nov '06
Gives a gander
Fri, 17 Nov '06
Tearing things?
Mon, 23 Oct '06
What the starts of 18-, 27-, 43- and 57-Across all have
Wed, 6 Sep '06
Frosty's coals