One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Free (a commodity) of rationing restrictions.‘coal was derationed’
- ‘In the last month before derationing the ration was increased to 3 ounces a head.’
- ‘Agricultural changes since the 1950s included increased mechanisation, increased use of nitrogen and herbicides, derationing of animal feed, continuous cereal production and development of improved varieties.’
- ‘‘York confectioners report that sales of sweets today - the first day of derationing - have been higher than on a normal Thursday,’ the paper reported.’
- ‘Thanks to derationing and the free market the price of tea has now gone down to 85 guineas a quarter.’
- ‘The spokeswoman, however, said she wanted to make it clear that they were not advocating derationing in this country until there was adequate food within reach of all at a reasonable price.’
- ‘Part of the case for derationing is the failure of the public to take up the present ration of six ounces per week.’
- ‘Things such as the slow derationing of food and rehousing in council houses took time.’
- ‘The last time derationing was tried was in 1949, but the Government quickly restored controls.’
- ‘Tea was derationed in 1952 and the sales management (not unreasonably) thought there was going to be an increase in sales as a result.’
- ‘Battery cages were introduced into Britain on a commercial scale after the derationing of feeding stuffs in 1953.’
- ‘As food was gradually derationed - it was completely derationed only in about 1956-public health started to improve and, mercifully, life expectancy began increasing.’
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