They queued at roadside snack stands for rations of peanuts, a holiday tradition.
Witnesses of the bloodshed said soldiers tried to steal some 290 tons of rations being doled out at a famine refugee camp.
The two posses decided to join forces and set off hauling their rations down the street.
Without meat, Sitting Bull gave up his dream of independence and asked the Canadian government for rations.
This system means the poorer tributes are more likely to be picked since they need the rations.
As to the bread, it did not appear to be distributed by rations, but they could take as much as they wanted.
I was confident that he would be satisfied as long as the rations were supplied.
We had no rations in our haversacks; for when we left the barracks we had nothing to cook.
The Government gives them rations, and has tried to give out clothing.
They were allowed two rations (only in times of scarcity they had to take the privates' fare).
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.