Parceling Par"cel*ing, n. [Written also parcelling.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of dividing and distributing in portions or parts. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Long, narrow slips of canvas daubed with tar and wound about a rope like a bandage, before it is served; used, also, in mousing on the stayes, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • parceling — or parcelling [pär′səl iŋ] n. 1. the act of separating into parts and distributing 2. Naut. canvas strips, usually covered with tar, wrapped around a rope to protect it …   English World dictionary

  • Parceling — Parcel Par cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. Their woes are parceled, mine are general. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parceling — /pahr seuh ling/, n. 1. the act of separating or dividing into parts and distributing; allotting or apportioning. 2. Naut. strips of canvas, usually coated with tar, for wrapping around a rope to protect it. [1400 50; late ME; see PARCEL, ING1] * …   Universalium

  • parceling — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. division, allotment, distribution; see share …   English dictionary for students

  • parceling — par·cel || pÉ‘rsl / pɑːsl n. (British) package, bundle; group, gang; field, plot of land, yard v. pack, bundle; divide, partition; wrap, cover …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parceling — n allotting, apportioning, meting, doling; assorting, dividing, Inf. divvying; distributing, giving out …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • parceling — UK [ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)lɪŋ] / US [ˈpɑrs(ə)lɪŋ] an American present participle of parcel …   English dictionary

  • parceling — noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state • Syn: ↑allotment, ↑apportionment,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parceling out — index disbursement (act of disbursing), distribution (apportionment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Parceling machine — Машина для изготовления пакетов …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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