This is the relevant passage: And who will suffer the most when they ration care?
That first couple of weeks, before any contact had been made, they survived on what was meant to be a two-day ration of food.
It is usually one of the more expensive items of food, but it is generally considered quite necessary in a ration.
My plan was to reduce each man's ration of flower from 7lbs.
The troops were supposed to have a ration of sugar, and also salt.
When either of us found one in his ration it was divided between us.
After May, when it was possible to use it, lime-juice was always taken by our sledge parties as a daily ration.
There was but one-half of one day's ration of grain for the horses.
A week's ration of food was given each slave, but if he ate it up before the week, he had to eat salt pork until the next rations.
On the other hand, the dog's ration for many days is carried on the sled he hauls.
1550, "reasoning," later, "relation of one number to another" (1660s), then "fixed allowance of food" (1702, often rations, from French ration in this sense), from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "a reckoning, calculation, proportion" (see ratio). The military pronunciation (rhymes with fashion) took over from the preferred civilian pronunciation (rhymes with nation) during World War I.