The teacher rationed out the ten pencils.
During World War II, butter and gasoline were rationed.
There was a small amount of fruit and a lot of people who wanted fruit; so, each person was rationed one piece of fruit.
Since food is rationed and meat is relatively scarce, much of the diet is healthy fruit and vegetables.
Like so many other resources that were being rationed at that time, swimwear manufacturers were ordered to cut back on the amount of material used to create each suit.