allowance of food

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  • Yet, however long the fast might be, my allowance of food was never increased. Cited from Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal,S. Richardson
  • I have had the same thing happen on other occasions, when on short allowance of food. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Their allowance of food was very scant, and of water still more so. Cited from A Visit To The United States In 1841, by Joseph Sturge
  • RATION is the allowance of food for one person or animal for one day. Cited from Military Instructors Manual, by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • Her allowance of food often was meager, though never once did she complain. Cited from Rosa's Quest, by Anna Potter Wright
  • On that night the slaves received their weekly allowance of food. Cited from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent)
  • I certainly looked forward to a short allowance of food both for ourselves and coolies. Cited from The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon, by Samuel Baker
  • Our allowance of food had been gradually increased and our improved condition bore evidence of the good care and kind treatment we had received. Cited from The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate, by Houghton
  • A ration is the allowance of food for one man for one day. Cited from Manual for Infantry, by War Department
  • Fat persons can endure reduced allowance of food much better and longer than those who are lean. Cited from The Red Eric, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Their thirst was terrible, especially as it became necessary to cut the allowance of food and water in half. Cited from South American Fights and Fighters, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Each day Tom had lessened the allowance of food and water; he now took stock of what remained. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • These also were on a short allowance of food, for the grass was very poor and scanty. Cited from The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, by De Witt C. Peters
  • Each man had a very generous allowance of food, a great deal more, I thought, than he could possibly eat. Cited from Kitchener's Mob, by James Norman Hall
  • So much for the slave's allowance of food; now for his raiment. Cited from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass #2
  • Gratitude for past services or future does not enter into the owner's thoughts to secure a fair allowance of food. Cited from The Arctic Prairies,Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Indeed, so skilful was he that I increased his wages and his allowance of food above the rest. Cited from Old Testament Legends, by M. R. James
  • Some of them had constancy enough to hold out against half-allowance of food and repeated whippings. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 1 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
  • Labour is in future to be paid for by agreement, but allowance of food to cease. Cited from The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917, by Various
  • At eleven o'clock we are locked up for the day, with an extra allowance of food and water sufficient. Cited from A Visit To The United States In 1841, by Joseph Sturge
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