That first couple of weeks, before any contact had been made, they survived on what was meant to be a two-day ration of food.
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It is usually one of the more expensive items of food, but it is generally considered quite necessary in a ration.
She offered a portion of her ration to Droop, but he declined it, saying he had no appetite.
The troops were supposed to have a ration of sugar, and also salt.
"Each man come for his ration before he sits down," he said.
After May, when it was possible to use it, lime-juice was always taken by our sledge parties as a daily ration.
One red squirrel a day, chopped fine with an axe, was his ration.
A week's ration of food was given each slave, but if he ate it up before the week, he had to eat salt pork until the next rations.
But when Buck finished his ration and returned, he found his nest occupied.
1550, "reasoning," later, "relation of one number to another" (1660s), then "fixed allowance of food" (1702, often rations, from French ration in this sense), from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "a reckoning, calculation, proportion" (see ratio). The military pronunciation (rhymes with fashion) took over from the preferred civilian pronunciation (rhymes with nation) during World War I.