- /shawrt"kom"euhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Southern U.S.a scanty allowance of food.
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short commons — (informal) Meagre rations • • • Main Entry: ↑common short commons plural noun Minimum rations • • • Main Entry: ↑short … Useful english dictionary
short commons — noun Meagre rations. The master, in his cooks uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons … Wiktionary
short commons — /ʃɔt ˈkɒmənz/ (say shawt komuhnz) plural noun 1. limited or scant rations. –phrase 2. on short commons, on limited or scant rations … Australian English dictionary
short commons — archaic insufficient allocation of food. → commons … English new terms dictionary
short-commons — /shawrt kom euhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Southern U.S. a scanty allowance of food. * * * … Universalium
short commons — minimal meal, scarce food ration, meal that provides a minimal amount of nutrition … English contemporary dictionary
To be on short commons — Commons Com mons, n. pl., 1. The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] T is like the commons, rude unpolished hinds, Could send such message to their… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Commons — Com mons, n. pl., 1. The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] T is like the commons, rude unpolished hinds, Could send such message to their sovereign.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
short — adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 a measuring little; not long from end to end (a short distance). b not long in duration; brief (a short time ago; had a short life). c seeming less than the stated amount (a few short years of happiness). 2 of small… … Useful english dictionary
commons — plural noun 1》 (the Commons) short for House of Commons. ↘historical the common people regarded as a part of a political system. 2》 [treated as sing.] land or resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community. 3》 US a dining hall… … English new terms dictionary