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used in Treasure Island

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verb:  to restrict the amount of something each person can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage, or when more is wanted than is available


noun:  a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
  • They had "got their rations for that day," as the captain put it, and we had the place to ourselves and a quiet time to overhaul the wounded and get dinner.
    Chapter 22 — How My Sea Adventure Began (2% in)
  • But the rations are short, very short—so short, Dr. Livesey, that we're perhaps as well without that extra mouth."
    Chapter 18 — Narrative Continued by the Doctor: End of the First.... (63% in)
  • The captain sat down to his log, and here is the beginning of the entry: Alexander Smollett, master; David Livesey, ship's doctor; Abraham Gray, carpenter's mate; John Trelawney, owner; John Hunter and Richard Joyce, owner's servants, landsmen—being all that is left faithful of the ship's company—with stores for ten days at short rations, came ashore this day and flew British colours on the log-house in Treasure Island.
    Chapter 18 — Narrative Continued by the Doctor: End of the First.... (94% in)
  • "Bright and early, to be sure; and it's the early bird, as the saying goes, that gets the rations.
    Chapter 30 — On Parole (8% in)

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