After the years of short commons there came this bountiful feast to her soul.
She had urged him so, and he had really been on "short commons" for several days.
We had a scanty breakfast, as the whole of the village was on short commons.
Poor Lion and I, however, have been somewhat on short commons.
Let there be plenty,” said Billy; “we need not be on short commons now, I hope!
It was somewhat lean, as he had been on short commons in the boat.
When we had short commons, as we had many a time, there was no one like him in holding out.
And soon there were short commons for men as well as for beasts.
As the result, the poor husband was put on short commons in the midst of plenty.
The best punishment for idleness is confinement and short commons.