short allowance of water

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  • 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
  • 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
  • On drawing near the coast, the humidity of the climate and short allowance of water caused many deaths. Cited from History of Australian Exploration,by Ernest Favenc
  • In this long passage, they had some days in which the heat was almost insupportable, and the crew began to murmur excessively on account of being at short allowance of water. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 11, by Robert Kerr
  • The men now alternately tracked or pulled the boat for about five miles over a continuation of the sandbank; a work very fatiguing to those who were already exhausted by several days' continuous exertion on a very short allowance of water in a tropical climate. Cited from Expeditions in North-West and Western Australia, Vol. 1, by George Grey
  • They were now on a short allowance of water; that in the skins had either evaporated or leaked out, the store in the cocoa-nuts had soon been exhausted, and they had only the boat's breaker, on which they had already commenced. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • A small piece of raw pork was served out to each man; and I found this to be a very nice and palatable morsel; it however increased our thirst, which, as we were upon very short allowance of water, was rather a disadvantage; but it was absolutely necessary that we should take some nourishment. Cited from Expeditions in North-West and Western Australia, Vol. 1, by George Grey