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short commons

noun as in K ration

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After the years of short commons there came this bountiful feast to her soul.

The town was not well supplied with provisions, and by the middle of October the defenders were on very short commons indeed.

And soon there were short commons for men as well as for beasts.

The listeners were not kept in suspense as to whether plenty of roast mutton was to supersede the short commons of the past.

Several wet days, bad quarters, and short commons, had pulled down the strength and lowered the spirits of the Allied troops.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to short commons, such as: emergency field ration, military ration, prison fare, and short rations.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.