Usage examples for ration

  1. " Don't talk of dinner, Colonel; there is not one of us could think of sitting down to ration beef after such a male as we have had- and with whisky here, too! – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. He said, " You thieving rat, I'll teach you to try to cheat me out of my candy ration – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  6. Ration parties took as much as seven hours to accomplish one round journey. – Short History of the London Rifle Brigade by Unknown
  7. He hopped off the ration cart he was riding, caught them, and tied them behind the cart. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. " Dead rats," said the ration corporal with a grin. – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  11. The rain came down heavily, and a cold bitter wind was blowing; all the tents, save the ration tent, being like seives, the outside was rather preferable to their shelter; so each passed the night as best they could. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  12. A pint a day was his daily ration the only nourishment he could digest. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. Lee to Davis, O. R. volume 21 page 1110. In the Valley, during the autumn, the ration had been one and one- eighth pound of flour, and one and a quarter pounds of beef. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. Things are changed, of course, now, and many of Mr. Cranston's old patrons must now exercise their critical tastes on mountain whisky and ration beef; but the tone of feeling in the establishment remains the same. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Titus had no whiskey ration or the means of obtaining liquor. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  18. 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
  19. A liberal rum ration added cheerfulness and the Battalion settled down to await relief by a brigade of the 74th Division. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  20. 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