A neglected subject in Word Ways is that of Curtailments. Since someone should write a definitive article on words which can have their last letters removed and still remain words, I offer some notes on the subject to stimulate, perhaps, a reader to become an author.
Beaman, Ralph G.
Word Ways: Vol. 9
, Article 23.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol9/iss1/23