Usage examples for ration

  1. Once a week we got a ration of German black bread which I believe was one loaf per man a week. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  2. It was the custom for a ration party to go out each night and get up the grub. – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  3. Up to this time, they had lived on such food as they had, served out in a pair of cocoa- nut shell scales, the ration being a pistol- ball's weight per man morning, noon, and night, a teaspoonful of rum or wine, and a quarter of a pint of water. – The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  4. " Dead rats," said the ration- corporal with a grin. – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  5. The instructions which Hullin had given concerning the provisions were executed on the same day, and each received his half ration. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  6. Morning was breaking as the work was finished, and bread and cold meat were served out, with a full ration of grog. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  7. Titus had no whiskey ration, or the means of obtaining liquor. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  8. A pint a day was his daily ration, the only nourishment he could digest. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  9. He hopped off the ration cart he was riding, caught them, and tied them behind the cart. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  10. He said, " You thieving rat, I'll teach you to try to cheat me out of my candy ration!" – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  11. He had the rum drawn from the barrel in his storeroom and served out to the men, a ration daily.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  12. Is a lady who has five husbands entitled to five rations, and is a lady who only owns the fifth of a National Guard to have only one- fifth of a ration? – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  13. This ration will keep the breeding ducks in good flesh but there will be no difficulty in their getting too fat. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  14. Ration parties took as much as seven hours to accomplish one round journey. – Short History of the London Rifle Brigade by Unknown
  15. Rice was an occasional ration in Basra, and a daily ration higher up, where it took the place of potatoes. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne