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ration
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
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

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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
  • 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.
    Book 2 — Revelation (87% in)

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