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ration card

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ration card a card certifying the bearer's right to purchase rationed goods
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Usage

In literature:

France had sugar cards long before she had any other ration.
"Food Guide for War Service at Home" by Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
According to rations on the bread-cards, which are 3/8 lb.
"Bolshevism: A Curse & Danger to the Workers" by Henry William Lee
Rations had to be; and catering, food-cards, and substitute foods.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
The squabble about cards and buttered toast was as serious to them as the most rational of differences.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
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In news:

Rationing Is a Wild Card.
Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half-starved (above, holding his useless ration card), has gone 15 months without anything from the village's Fair Price Shop, which is supposed to sell the food at modest rates.
Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half-starved, has received nothing from his Satnapur Village shop in Uttar Pradesh for 15 months, despite having a government provided ration card.
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