A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

alee

Sun, 26 Nov '06
On the safe side
Wed, 22 Nov '06
Out of the wind
Sat, 11 Nov '06
"Hard ____" (ship command)
Tue, 7 Nov '06
Skipper's direction
Mon, 6 Nov '06
Downwind, on a ship