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per diem
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job);

or:  "per day" (each day)
  • Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months: at last they got so voracious and wild with hunger, that one boy, who was tall for his age, and hadn't been used to that sort of thing (for his father had kept a small cook-shop), hinted darkly to his companions, that unless he had another basin of gruel per diem, he was afraid he might some night happen to eat the boy who slept next him, who happened to be a weakly youth of tender age.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (87% in)

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