Parcelling
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. [1913 Webster]

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.] [1913 Webster]

That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To parcel a rope} (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. --Totten.

{To parcel a seam} (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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