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  • ...took a look at his ration, weighing it in his hand and hastily calculating whether it reached the regulation sixteen ounces.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of food given as a share
  • ...don't give your ration of bread and soup to your old father. There's nothing you can do for him. And you're killing yourself.   (source)
  • I can't pay y'all till the end of the year, but you can draw rations and clothing from the store.   (source)
    rations = a fixed portions of food
  • Randy had carefully rationed salt since he was shocked, in July, to discover how few pounds were left.   (source)
    rationed = restricted the amount used of something
  • All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something allotted to people to limit how much each can consume
  • ...there is a double ration of sausage and bread.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of food given to each person
  • It is a saying of the country that an Outside dog starves to death on the ration of the husky   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of food given as a share
  • When he became army chief the first thing General Kayani did was improve housing, food rations and education for ordinary soldiers instead of officers.†   (source)
  • When he's not sitting in his little cell, he's reorganizing the food in the basement into rations.†   (source)
  • "I've already got us some rations," said Uncle Vernon, "so all aboard!"†   (source)
  • For that entire period he subsisted on nothing but five pounds of rice and what marine life he could pull from the sea, an experience that would later convince him he could survive on similarly meager rations in the Alaska bush.†   (source)
  • He must be rationing them.†   (source)
  • Sugar rationing would begin on Tuesday.†   (source)
  • We'd become experts at rationing out calories.†   (source)
  • We spoke for minutes about everything else; we spoke for hours about war rations, Rosie the Riveter, her dad's wartime love letters to her mother from the Pacific, and the day "we dropped the bomb."†   (source)
  • He was too pale and thin for his age, even though she always gave him some of her own rations on top of his.†   (source)
  • That meant I had food rations to last me—31 X 3—93 days!†   (source)
  • Her only roll was already half-gone, and she rationed it strictly now, counting the sheets.†   (source)
  • Mariam would always remember Nana the way she looked on Ration Day: a tall, bony, barefoot woman leaning in the doorway, her lazy eye narrowed to a slit, arms crossed in a defiant and mocking way.†   (source)
  • In Luke's country, the Government began rationing food, only allowing people to have 1,500 calories a day.†   (source)
  • Everyone in the room knew the answer: Jim Dandy dog ration.†   (source)
  • They even let me inside the guard station a few times and shared a piece of chocolate from their rations.†   (source)
  • But you will not have rations and will not stay in this village.†   (source)
  • In the morning, they'll start receiving small rations of food and water and simply wait to recover.†   (source)
  • At von Rumpel's request, Dupont is furnished with forged food-ration tickets.†   (source)
  • Mama used it too, sometimes, for cooking, because electricity was rationed now.†   (source)
  • Ate up the rest of my rations by the end of day one in the SUV.†   (source)
  • When a letter from home told me that a trip to visit relatives had been canceled because of gas rationing it was easy to visualize my father smiling silently with knowing eyes—at least as easy as it was to imagine an American force crawling through the jungles of a place called Guadalcanal—"Wherever that is," as Phineas said.†   (source)
  • Even items that required ration coupons ran out early.†   (source)
  • On one page she saw a list of headings: exchange controls, rationing, the mass evacuation of large towns, the conscription of labor.†   (source)
  • I think we might establish a Commission of Inquiry into the matter and, in the meantime, arrange for an increase in food rations.†   (source)
  • I'm going to start rationing food right now.†   (source)
  • 'Lec papers—extra electricity rations.†   (source)
  • Stripped of family and identity, fed meager rations, consigned to hard wooden seats until we are to be, as Slobbery Jack suggested, sold into slavery our mere existence is punishment enough.†   (source)
  • Although we tried to ration our smoke breaks amid the shower's steam, we ran out of cigarettes before dark, necessitating a trip to Alaska's room.†   (source)
  • He had stretched the wolfkilled doe as far as he could, trying to ration it and eat smaller amounts, but he'd have to hunt within four or five days.†   (source)
  • Is he getting his rations?†   (source)
  • When the camp had been liberated in 1945, Gitl weighed only seventy-three pounds because she had insisted on sharing her rations with the children.†   (source)
  • This is just, you know, a backpack, some rations, ambrosia and nectar for emergencies, some jeans, a few extra shirts, and a warm jacket.†   (source)
  • …was a shopping plaza with a chilly, gleaming, understaffed supermarket where Boris stole steaks for us, butter, boxes of tea, cucumbers (a great delicacy for him), packages of bacon —even cough syrup once, when I had a cold — slipping them in the cutaway lining of his ugly gray raincoat (a man's coat, much too big for him, with drooping shoulders and a grim Eastern Bloc look about it, a suggestion of food rationing and Soviet-era factories, industrial complexes in Lviv or Odessa).†   (source)
  • Over the next several weeks they'll gradually step up to a daily ration of thirty-two pounds of feed, including twenty-four pounds of corn.†   (source)
  • Oil is is strictly rationed and extremely expensive.†   (source)
  • When he was a child, fussy about his food, Marijke had told him stories of rationing and hunger and people who would kill each other for a chicken.†   (source)
  • A tsunami of regurgitated rations flooded over Grub's blackout suit.†   (source)
  • Sometimes there is no food for the migrants; she must ration antibiotics and not give patients a full dose; she runs out of gauze and must use boiled rags instead.†   (source)
  • The food supplies amazed her but did not reassure her as much as she might have thought: the Donner Party kept recurring to her, not with thoughts of cannibalism (with all this food it would indeed be a long time before they were reduced to such poor rations as each other), but with the reinforced idea that this was indeed a serious business: when snow fell, getting out of here would not be a matter of an hour's drive to Sidewinder but a major operation.†   (source)
  • At age five I raised my good left hand in Sunday school and used a month's ration of words to point out this problem to Miss Betty Nagy.†   (source)
  • Hana soon learned that old people in Theresienstadt were given the smallest and worst rations.†   (source)
  • Every chair was filled, every table occupied, mostly by men, and the floors were littered with packs, weapons, bedrolls, antiquated comm equipment, ration boxes, and all of the other detritus of an army of refugees… or perhaps a refugee army.†   (source)
  • Think of all those movies where a soldier shares his C rations with a comrade, or a boy his sandwich with a stray dog; from the overwhelming message of loyalty, kinship, and generosity, you get a sense of how strong a value we place on the comradeship of the table.†   (source)
  • They were too busy rationing their strength to fight each other.†   (source)
  • "Was it," I ventured at last, "was it because of the rationing?"†   (source)
  • From Mayor Nagin: "About three days we were basically rationing, fighting, people were—that's why the people, in my opinion, they got to this almost animalistic state, because they didn't have the resources.†   (source)
  • Past the Tender Buds Nursery School (for Touchables), past the ration shop that sold rice, sugar and bananas that hung in yellow bunches from the roof.†   (source)
  • The rations were nothing special: we each got half a loaf of bread and quarter of a litre of soup a day, and we had to portion it out cleverly to satisfy our hunger as best we could.†   (source)
  • He refused to teach me any sygaldry at all, and on top of everything else, he began to ration what little sympathy he thought safe for me.†   (source)
  • For the first three days Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza were protected by the soft springtime of the enclosed observation deck, but when the wood was rationed and the cooling system began to fail, the Presidential Suite became a steam bath.†   (source)
  • A few months of military rations weren't enough to banish the specter of malnutrition that haunted the Colony's poor outer ships, Walden and Arcadia.†   (source)
  • From now on, he was to receive four small meals a day and only limited rations of water—a half cup or so in his bowl at a time.†   (source)
  • There were already more than three hundred men squatting and kneeling on the top deck of the Heywood, rearranging their equipment in the dark—C-rations, canteens, entrenching tools, gas masks, rounds of ammunition, steel helmets.†   (source)
  • Some residents had money to buy more, but most had to spend their time foraging, which involved going to the depots and stalls where various groups were giving out rations or serving free soup and bread.†   (source)
  • Taxis were still uncommon because of gasoline rationing, but the maid summoned a rickshaw and I helped the Minister into it.†   (source)
  • Her ration of sugar, her time at the sink, her bobby pins.†   (source)
  • Mother took one look and said, "Is the rationing that bad at your father's?†   (source)
  • Cuba had food rationing and allotments of coffee adulterated with ground peas, but no starvation, no enforced malnutrition.†   (source)
  • A lot of times they were on very short rations, eating just hardtack and water day after day.†   (source)
  • Nasuada gives us an extra ration, so do not restrain yourself for fear that we will go hungry on your account.†   (source)
  • "There's electricity, but it's on a ration system—each family only gets so many hours a day.†   (source)
  • Mammal supplied Moody with ration coupons that would allow us to buy several months worth of sugar in both varieties.†   (source)
  • There, they built a fire and, after eating some of the rabbit meat they had carefully rationed, they returned for their sleds and resumed their journey.†   (source)
  • When the authorities discovered a number of these communications, they took theextraordinary measure of rationing toilet paper.†   (source)
  • "Is there any more discussion," she said, "on the rationing of cigarettes?"†   (source)
  • And as I watched them prance and dance around the parking lot like sugared-up puppets, I told myself to stop rationing pleasure as if it were a paycheck.†   (source)
  • I never understood why laundry soap was the one free thing provided to us (other than our toilet paper rations, which were passed out once a week, and the sanitary napkins and tampons stocked in the bathroom).†   (source)
  • Po Campo rationed the water carefully, giving each man only three swallows.†   (source)
  • Acey was drinking tequila and Klara took her usual humdrum ration of white wine because she liked white in the afternoon on the days when she had a glass before six or so and red with dinner, and a dead afternoon in a dark bar was not the worst of fates.†   (source)
  • They had enough food—scavenged from the ruins, hunted in the woods, brought up from Asheville sometimes—but rationing was the name of the game, and everyone looked like they were one meal a day short.†   (source)
  • Yet even though condoms are so cost-effective, they are rationed with extraordinary stinginess.†   (source)
  • Feeling sorry for them, I took out two MREs that I had broken down as emergency rations for escape and evasion.†   (source)
  • An hour later I handed the cashier my money and our ration card, and I was given a small piece of fatty pork.†   (source)
  • Mortenson took his tea, then washed with a bucket of cold water and the last bit of the Tibet Snow brand soap he'd been rationing all week.†   (source)
  • Lakes had begun to go dry in the Piedmont, the citizens of Raleigh were rationing their water, and in the eastern part of the state, crops had begun to wither under the never-ending heat.†   (source)
  • Rationing began not long after.†   (source)
  • When gas rationing starts he won't be able to use the car so much.†   (source)
  • After the gasoline rationing and the public transport strike, she had unearthed this childhood toy from the basement as her only means of getting around.†   (source)
  • There were extra rations of fresh meat, and during the hot part of the afternoon he and the others were served chilled fruit juice or chilled chocolate milk.†   (source)
  • "Sustenance, comestibles, rations!" the dog replied.†   (source)
  • I feel almost tearful—like a prisoner returning to the real world, or children after the war, when rationing stopped.†   (source)
  • It was a ration which was of the fighters' own invention, but it tasted like cardboard.†   (source)
  • They'd celebrated with ale and meat, both delicacies over the standard rations of fermented water and starch.†   (source)
  • Our expedition faced more than its share of difficulty: A long storm wiped out most of our food rations and an avalanche devastated our camp, obliterating our tents.†   (source)
  • Three foil-wrapped packets of concentrated rations.†   (source)
  • "Give me my rations, you ol' hypocrite!"†   (source)
  • It was a philosophy unfamiliar to most Yankees, who saw nothing inappropriate about a captain shaving one of his soldiers, or rough-hewn General Putnam standing in line for his rations along with everyone else.†   (source)
  • They had heated rations and ate them mechanically, with spoons out of mess kits, like overgrown children.†   (source)
  • You can't keelhaul me, or hang me from the yardarm, or withhold my ration of rum.†   (source)
  • William Styron once wrote that the historical novelist works best if fed on "short rations" by the factual record.†   (source)
  • I'd ration myself with a yogurt in the morning and a Cup-O-Soup with a piece of French bread in the evening for dinner—so I could save money for whenever I was with Stephen—and for the most part I was beginning to keep my food down.†   (source)
  • Celia found unused ration cards permitting Felicia one and a half pounds of chicken per month, two ounces of coffee every fifteen days, two packs of cigarettes per week, and four meters of cloth per year.†   (source)
  • Meantime, Caroline had prepared an assortment of sixteen saucers, cups, and bowls, rationing out the cans of tuna fish to each container.†   (source)
  • We drank it all; we were done with rationing.†   (source)
  • They had nine days of food rations.†   (source)
  • There's nothing better till we land unless you want to share our rations," said Cyrus.†   (source)
  • "Ration the water," Alec warned, capping his plastic bottle.†   (source)
  • In winters past, food could be brought up the kingsroad from the south, but with the war …. it is still autumn, I know, but I would advise we go on winter rations nonetheless, if it please my lord.†   (source)
  • The coaches stunk of coal smoke and rationed tobacco and rationed booze and the farts of people eating wartime food.†   (source)
  • The shooter stays just long enough to fire only "eight or ten" shots, in Sterling's estimation—just enough rounds to ration his ammunition while ensuring that his rifle and scope are accurate.†   (source)
  • You know, like maybe someone loses a quarter of his rations and gets extra chores for a week.†   (source)
  • So the government had to assume control and impose oil rationing on the country, in order to protect the essential enterprises.†   (source)
  • The fudge, Lee told herself, would be emergency rations.†   (source)
  • The cook, having heard about our bears, said this blessing: "Lawd, hep us an' feed us, an' keep our en'mies from us, cause some'll come upon us, an' take our rations from us.†   (source)
  • The price for vomiting his rations would be another lashing, either on the feet again, or on his back.†   (source)
  • Who goes short when the rations fail?†   (source)
  • Typically, officers would have the privilege of spending hours and sometimes whole evenings with a woman, but in this instance a special rationing had been instituted.†   (source)
  • Anyway, the army doesn't think so, not from the way they ration out supplies.†   (source)
  • She soon learned, however, that the contrabands resented her being able to draw rations, as though she were an officer or a soldier.†   (source)
  • When Abby asked him questions—though she tried her best to ration them—he made an effort to answer.†   (source)
  • I better ration them, so see if this one works before you take another.†   (source)
  • The war put an end to the export of couture, and rationing to save resources for the war effort meant that items like silk, which was needed to make parachutes, were impossible to come by.†   (source)
  • Let him have some rations, try to give him directions.†   (source)
  • Helmet rations.†   (source)
  • "Uh, sir, we have our own rations," the lieutenant said just as he caught a whiff from inside.†   (source)
  • In country as open and as vast as this one was, the prospects of getting within visual range of a wolf except by the luckiest of accidents ( and I had already had more than my ration of these) were negligible.†   (source)
  • They're sick of rationing.†   (source)
  • With my plate full and expecting to eat this and much more, I thought I should ration myself so I could hold that bubbling dessert.†   (source)
  • Though I rationed myself carefully, resisting the compulsion, the handy temptation, for as long as I could, I finally found myself down to my final pack of cigarettes.†   (source)
  • The town had grown too fast, and too many people were still coming in; in the shanty towns the emergency standpipes used to run all day long; and water was now rationed everywhere.†   (source)
  • I ask Congress to give me authority for mandatory conservation and for standby gasoline rationing.†   (source)
  • Humbler people traded in more useful things-crusts of stale rationed black bread, damp, dirty chunks of sugar, and ounce packages of coarse tobacco cut in half right through the wrapping.†   (source)
  • The ration of seven days to Kunthi, and eight already eaten.†   (source)
  • Sir, I thought we might break out rations of gin and meat and whoop it up a bit.†   (source)
  • The new ration did not start till tomorrow and he had only four cigarettes left.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • "That was worth a ration-loaf," says Leer.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of food given as a person's share
  • What's more important still is the issue of a double ration of smokes.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share
  • With the tobacco ration at 100 grammes a week it was seldom possible to fill a pipe to the top.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card.   (source)
  • It is a good thing that I get my rations.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • Disappointed we lie down and consider whether we couldn't have a go at the iron rations.   (source)
  • "I don't care about the stew, but I can only issue rations for eighty men," persisted Ginger.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food
  • Napoleon then led them back to the store-shed and served out a double ration of corn to everybody, with two biscuits for each dog.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • The corn ration was drastically reduced, and it was announced that an extra potato ration would be issued to make up for it.   (source)
  • And the news soon leaked out that every pig was now receiving a ration of a pint of beer daily, with half a gallon for Napoleon himself, which was always served to him in the Crown Derby soup tureen.   (source)
  • Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty at the end of the present week.   (source)
  • He ordered the hens' rations to be stopped, and decreed that any animal giving so much as a grain of corn to a hen should be punished by death.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • A too rigid equality in rations, Squealer explained, would have been contrary to the principles of Animalism.   (source)
  • ...a peat-digger, who can easily hold a ration-loaf in his hand and say: Guess what I've got in my fist;   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of food given as a person's share
  • And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • Only Tjaden seems pleased with the good rations and the rum; he thinks we might even go back to rest without anything happening at all.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • One day a chocolate-ration was issued.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • In return for your four confinements and all your labor in the fields, what have you ever had except your bare rations and a stall?   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • Rations, reduced in December, were reduced again in February, and lanterns in the stalls were forbidden to save Oil.   (source)
  • All that was needed was to substitute for the original promise a warning that it would probably be necessary to reduce the ration at some time in April.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • That's a bad business!—Then we'll have to pull in our belts and wait till the rations come up in the morning.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • The cigarettes we put in too, as well as three good rations of liver-sausage that were issued to us this evening.   (source)
  • As short a time ago as February, the Ministry of Plenty had issued a promise (a 'categorical pledge' were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 1984.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • Nobody stole, nobody grumbled over his rations, the quarrelling and biting and jealousy which had been normal features of life in the old days had almost disappeared.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • The eyeless creature at the other table swallowed it fanatically, passionately, with a furious desire to track down, denounce, and vaporize anyone who should suggest that last week the ration had been thirty grammes.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • He did not give any reason for having changed his mind, but merely warned the animals that this extra task would mean very hard work, it might even be necessary to reduce their rations.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • It was fairly quiet on our sector, so the quartermaster who remained in the rear had requisitioned the usual quantity of rations and provided for the full company of one hundred and fifty men.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • Hitherto the animals had had little or no contact with Whymper on his weekly visits: now, however, a few selected animals, mostly sheep, were instructed to remark casually in his hearing that rations had been increased.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • And sure enough, following on a gory description of the annihilation of a Eurasian army, with stupendous figures of killed and prisoners, came the announcement that, as from next week, the chocolate ration would be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty.   (source)
    ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share when there is a shortage
  • Serve out all the rations.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • For the time being, certainly, it had been found necessary to make a readjustment of rations (Squealer always spoke of it as a 'readjustment,' never as a 'reduction'), but in comparison with the days of Jones, the improvement was enormous.   (source)
    rations = fixed portions of something that is allotted -- especially food for military personnel
  • After much choking, during which his various chins turned purple, he managed to get it out: 'If you have your lower animals to contend with,' he said, 'we have our lower classes!' This bon mot set the table in a roar; and Mr. Pilkington once again congratulated the pigs on the low rations, the long working hours, and the general absence of pampering which he had observed on Animal Farm.   (source)
  • He rationed the booze at first, but soon he was getting through quite a pile of it.†   (source)
  • Like other things now, thought must be rationed.†   (source)
  • "And these ridiculous shoe ration coupons," says Madame Ruelle, the baker's wife.†   (source)
  • In response, Dad pulls a ration paper from his shirt and feeds it into the box.†   (source)
  • On top of it all, she had lost a ration book and they had to do without sugar for two weeks.†   (source)
  • When our ration books arrived, she told us, she would buy us fresh meat.†   (source)
  • Only gentle Ella could convince her to eat her meager rations.†   (source)
  • Sandbags, lamps, and portable radios are rationed out too.†   (source)
  • We estimated your food packs would last until Sol 400 at 3/4 ration per meal.†   (source)
  • "And ration cards can't be counterfeited.†   (source)
  • "That's ten days half rations for what you just did," I tell her.†   (source)
  • I don't recognize the grain, our own tessera ration cooks down to an unattractive brown mush.†   (source)
  • "Now that there's five of us, I'll redivide the rations, and decide who gets what and when."†   (source)
  • Uncle Vernon's rations turned out to be a bag of chips each and four bananas.†   (source)
  • Mitchell Sanders and Lee Strunk loaded him up with boxes of C rations.†   (source)
  • Besides, they had no fire, so they settled for cold rations.†   (source)
  • I found cartons of Seven Oceans Standard Emergency Ration, from faraway, exotic Bergen, Norway.†   (source)
  • He patted the pocket that held the chip loaded with stolen ration points.†   (source)
  • At dawn I ate my ration of bread, returned to the barracks, and fell exhausted into my bunk.†   (source)
  • Each day, two of the sisters gathered up the ration books and set off for town.†   (source)
  • We gave An Linh as much of our C rations as she could carry, and Lobel gave her a new name.†   (source)
  • In November he finished the last of his rations.†   (source)
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