You can do everything from portioning steaks to a basil chiffonade with it.
Five hundred pounds is not a great deal for portioning off a girl when that is to be the last that she is ever to have.
He contented himself with portioning out their bread and water.
A correct way of portioning out the time to be allowed for each couple of strings is shown in Ex.
portioning off the estates into divisions of equal size is a system to be much recommended.
Fancy tigers dividing a carcase, and portioning each his fair lot!
Bequests for the portioning of poor girls and virtuous servant-maids are, indeed, not at all uncommon.
She held a half-burned paper in her hand; Dr. Jallup stood near the bed, portioning out some calomel and quinine.
It was dreadful to see the anxiety with which they watched the portioning of the thick heavy hunks of black bread.
Childhood does not understand how artificial the portioning of time is; the New Year affects us even when we recognise the fact.
early 14c., "allotted part, share," from Old French porcion "part, portion" (12c., Modern French portion) and directly from Latin portionem (nominative portio) "share, part," accusative of the noun in the phrase pro portione "according to the relation (of parts to each other)" (see proportion). From late 14c. in general sense of "section into which something is divided."
"to divide in portions," early 14c., from Old French porcioner "share out, divide in portions," from porcion (see portion (n.)). Related: Portioned; portioning.