short allowance

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  • 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
  • We at once went on short allowance, which grew shorter and shorter. Cited from Marmaduke Merry, by William H. G. Kingston
  • Our hero put the crew on short allowance, and put himself on shorter allowance than any man in the ship. Cited from Holiday Romance, by Charles Dickens
  • I will be on very short allowance of time indeed, if I do not comply with your friendly invitation. Cited from Complete Works of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
  • In consequence of this, the men were placed upon short allowance, with which, of course, they were not well pleased. Cited from Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone, by Cecil B. Harley
  • These cargoes arrived very opportunely, as we have for some time past been on a short allowance of water. Cited from Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876, J. F. Loubat
  • Did you not apply for the difference on the short allowance when you were settling that account?-Yes. Cited from Second Shetland Truck System Report, by Guthrie
  • Sailors get used to living upon short allowance. Cited from On the Spanish Main, by John Masefield
  • The loss of provisions in the wrecked vessel had put them on short allowance. Cited from French Pathfinders in North America, by William Henry Johnson
  • People are often on a short allowance of air in the calm latitudes. Cited from The Pathfinder, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • "See the advantage of being put on short allowance!" moralized the doctor. Cited from Five Weeks in a Balloon, by Jules Verne
  • Henty who, having been themselves on short allowance, were awaiting the arrival of a vessel then due two weeks. Cited from Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2), by Thomas Mitchell
  • The affectionate girl also managed to carry some crackers to him, although she and all the company were even then on short allowance. Cited from History of the Donner Party, by C.F. McGlashan
  • There was a bit of the barrel went past my head that fery nearly put me on a short allowance of life. Cited from The Walrus Hunters, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Every one drove his team in sullen silence, for all were on short allowance, and all were hungry. Cited from The International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 7, August 12, 1850
  • 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
  • If the dogs have visited it we may get along a good distance, but if there is another short allowance of fuel, God help us indeed. Cited from Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Of honey, in his latter days, it may probably be presaged, that he will have but short allowance. Cited from Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope
  • It must be remembered that they had been accustomed to short allowance of food for months, while he had been used to having an abundance. Cited from History of the Donner Party, by C.F. McGlashan
  • We had great reason to be glad of the discovery, for we had not water enough left for above two or three days more, though at a short allowance. Cited from Captain Singleton, by Daniel Defoe
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