short allowance

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  • Served out a short allowance of rice, being very short of that article. Cited from A Mission To The Interior of Africa, Mungo Park
  • They had already been reduced from eight to the short allowance of five pounds. Cited from The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin
  • It is a fact, that the people on board this ship had not been put upon short allowance. Cited from Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Thomas Clarkson
  • For a week they had lived on short allowance, and now for two days they had been entirely without food. Cited from Brave and Bold, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • They had already been reduced from eight, to the short allowance of five pounds. Cited from Journey to the Polar Sea, 1819-22, Volume 2, by John Franklin
  • We are on a short allowance of water, and we fear that our provisions will not hold out. Cited from The Cruise of the Mary Rose, by William H. G. Kingston
  • I have had the same thing happen on other occasions, when on short allowance of food. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The provisions were of the very worst kind, and very short allowance even of them. Cited from Prisoners of the Revolution, by Danske Dandridge
  • Ever since leaving home, they had been on "short allowance." Cited from Omoo, by Herman Melville
  • After that if they were on short allowance, they were still contented. Cited from The Mysteries of Paris V2, by Eugene Sue
  • The ship had a very long passage; and on that account we had very short allowance of provisions. Cited from The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, by Olaudah Equiano
  • They were put on a short allowance of water, except for washing purposes. Cited from How Jerusalem Was Won, by W.T. Massey
  • Our passage was tedious, and we were put on short allowance of water. Cited from Frank Mildmay, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • 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
  • The men are in a good humour in spite of the short allowance upon which they have been placed. Cited from The Captain of the Polestar, by A. Conan Doyle #5
  • We have never been paid for that short allowance, although the men in Hull were paid for it. Cited from Second Shetland Truck System Report, by Guthrie
  • I shall talk with you about it from morning till night, and put you on very short allowance as to political aliment. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 3 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • We went on a short allowance; and suffered a good deal by the privation. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Dear young lady: isn't that rather a short allowance? Cited from Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw
  • They were placed on short allowance, now they had no work to do, for no one yet knew what were the resources of this wild place. Cited from The International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 7, August 12, 1850
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