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1877, (w), (w) Chapter 22http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/22
- York came round to our heads and shortened the rein himself, one hole I think; every little makes a difference, be it for better or worse, and that day we had a steep hill to go up.
To become shorter.
To make deficient (as to); to deprive (of).
- Spoiled of his nose, and shorten'd of his ears.
''to shorten an allowance of food''
1699, (w), ''Dedication to His Grace the Duke of Ormond''
- Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain.
1858, George Borrow, ''The Romany Rye'' (volume 2, page 128)
- My grandfather, as I said before, was connected with a gang of shorters, and sometimes shortened money, (..)
To take in the slack of (a rope).
To reduce (sail) by taking it in.