This is the full, ideal development, which is always contracted or shortened to a greater or less extent.
His unremitting labours impaired his health and shortened his splendid career at Durham.
His teeth shortened and turned normal as she watched.
The true Tapaculo (P. albicollis) has a general resemblance in plumage to the females of some of the smaller Shrikes (Lanius), and to a cursory observer its skin might pass for that of one; but its shortened wings and powerful feet would on closer inspection at once reveal the difference.
This helix is presented or held near to the antenna, and the length of it shortened until oscillations of the greatest intensity are produced in the helix as indicated by the use of an indicator of fluorescent paper.